Lansing politics

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The race for Lansing’s mayor took a couple of twists on Sunday. Former mayor Virg Bernero has ended his bid to return to city hall.

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Lansing City Councilmember Patricia Spitzley has formally announced her candidacy in this year’s mayoral election.

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has made official his plan to seek re-election. Schor was first elected to the city’s top job four years ago.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and city department heads are foregoing annual pay raises for 2021.


Kevin Lavery

The City of Lansing has formed a new group to implement a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, Mayor Andy Schor announced Thursday. 

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has submitted his budget for the next fiscal year, while noting that revisions may be needed due to swiftly changing conditions related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Lansing voters don’t need to wait until Tuesday to cast their ballots. You can vote, and even register to vote, over the weekend and on Monday in Lansing.

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Voters will head to polling places on Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates in November. In some places, they’ll consider ballot proposals.

Lansing To Switch To Trash Carts

Jul 16, 2019
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The city of Lansing is set to phase out the use of city trash bags in favor of a streamlined cart pick-up. 

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has denied Harold Leeman Jr.’s appeal of his conviction for taking money from a nonprofit organization.