Police believe two sisters are the brains behind a home invasion in Holt earlier this month. Police say two Lansing men broke into a home in the 1800 block of Schoolcraft, tied-up the homeowner, and stoleget more >>
Both face numerous charges for home invasionget more >>
A woman who once appeared on the Dr. Phil show for having an overweight child was back in court on Thursday. Amanda Redman faces charges for rolling on top her 27-day-old daughter and suffocating theget more >>
Accused of being drunk, rolling onto month-old babyget more >>
A Lansing woman will not face charges after stabbing and killing a man last year. Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings says the 52-year-old woman was defending herself when she killed Anthony Woodruffget more >>
Says drunk 6 foot 4 man assaulted 5 foot tall woman in her own apartmentget more >>
Officials got the call just before 7 P.M. Tuesday night to the Mason State Bank on Cedar Street in Mason, where they say a bank robbery took place. It was reported that the male suspect came in justget more >>
A male suspect came into a bank in Mason just before closing with a handgun and demanded money from an employee.get more >>
The last time they installed new carpeting in the Michigan House and Senate, John Engler was governor. Years later, under Governor Jennifer Granholm, there was talk of replacing the carpet, but it wasget more >>
Carpet, held together with tape, is more than 20 years old.get more >>
This May 22, 2013 picture shows Jory Green, one of the three men who helped rescue a woman by breaking windows out of a pickup truck that slammed into a home on Jolly near Cedar.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A woman who police say lost control of her pickup truck Wednesday and slammed into a home on Jolly Road near Cedar in south Lansing has several people to thank, including threeget more >>
Three passersby broke out windows to help rescue the victim pinned insideget more >>
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has vetoed the entire budget. The Lansing City Council passed the budget on Monday after making several substantial changes to the mayor's budget. The biggest change was howget more >>
Imagine living next to a fire station. You might feel pretty secure if something were to happen to you or your home. But what if, when your house caught fire, the firefighters next door didn't respondget more >>
Manager says residents rejected millage that would keep firefighters closerget more >>
A supreme court ruling may pave the way for changing Michigan law for medical marijuana card holders, caught driving under the influence.get more >>
A supreme court ruling may pave the way for changing Michigan law for medical marijuana card holders, caught driving under the influence. Tuesday the state's highest court ruled that police must proveget more >>
Mayor Bernero decided to veto city council's entire budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a move that upset some council members.get more >>
Lansing's Mayor Virg Bernero said he had his veto pen ready Monday night and Thursday he used it in a big way. Mayor Bernero decided to veto city council's entire budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a moveget more >>
Local governments collect the personal property tax from businesses and use the $800 million to pay for police and fire protection, but Governor Snyder wants to eliminate the ppt with the promise to replace about 90 percent of the revenue to the local governments.
Snyder hints at a deal but wont release the details.
"I think you may see some coming out and being fairly open about some good ideas to talk about, still this year," Snyder says.
Here is the deal:
6 percent use tax
1.5 percent from that
Give to cities
The cities did not want to ask the legislative budget committees for the replacement money every year because future lawmakers might not allocate it. So the Michigan Municpal League, likes the governor's idea of taking it out of that process.
The Detroit three and other major manufactures got no tax relief when the governor invented a new business tax. The PPT relief, therefore, becomes a windfall for them.
"Reducing the personal property tax, reducing the tax burden on manufacturing helps the overall business climate in Michigan," said Ken Sikemma, senior policy fellow.
The Lt. Governor is now shopping this proposal to all the players and there is hope of moving it through a house committee pershaps as early as this month.
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