The headline from the Lansing Regional Chamber press release looks innocuous enough: “Coleman Road Extension Receives State Funding.”
But the $7.6 million that Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers snuck into last year’s budget at the last minute to relieve pressure on dreadfully congested Lake Lansing Road by Eastwood Towne Center was anything but pedestrian.
A proposal that would change the way that Michigan draws political boundaries is headed to the November ballot.
The Board of State Canvassers on Wednesday approved the ballot initiative, which contained more than 425,000 signatures gathered by Voters Not Politicians.
The 3-0 approval was met with cheers and a standing ovation from a large group of supporters gathered at the Lansing Center for the meeting. Democratic board member Julie Matuzak was absent.
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he Asian and Hispanic populations grew faster in Michigan than nationwide last year, while the number of white and black residents was essentially flat, census estimates show.
The state's Hispanic population surpassed half a million for the first time — reaching 504,857 as of July 2017 — an increase of 2.2 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday. The number of Asians grew by 4.1 percent..
Taking office on January 1, 2013, Sam Singh was the first Indian-American to serve in the Michigan House, and that made him the first Indian-American to serve as minority leader when he became the chamber's top Democrat in January 11, 2017.
In fact, Singh has a knack for making history.
Bright lights and bright colors make for a visual delight at Electric Forest.