Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Whitmer signs state budget, vetoes anti-mask and anti-abortion measures

The 2022 state budget sees the distribution of several previously enacted social and educational programs, including the yearly education budget passed earlier this year and Futures for Frontliners, a program that provides tuition free community college to certain essential workers who worked during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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East Lansing City Council Candidates: Ron Bacon

Having been selected to the East Lansing City Council following the resignation of two former councilmembers, Ron Bacon cites infrastructure and housing as his priorities should he be reelected to the council. He is running for a two-year term. 

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New felony firearm policy mounts tension at city council meeting

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon aimed to reduce racial disparities in felony firearm charges by introducing a new policy to forbid charging a felony firearm offense except under "most extreme circumstances." At an East Lansing City Council meeting Sept. 14, Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth appeared before the council to share his displeasure with this new policy.