Police investigation underlies suspension of Potterville City Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY WANDA DARROW’S HUSBAND AND SON AS, RESPECTIVELY, JAMES DARROW II AND JAMES DARROW III. The Potterville City Manager Wanda Darrow was placed on leave July 19 because the Michigan State Police were investigating allegations of criminal activity against her son, James Darrow III. She remains …

Louney hit with 36-page campaign finance complaint

Ingham County Commissioner Dennis Louney not only lost his bid yesterday to retain the seat he was appointed to earlier this year, but Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum also filed a new campaign finance complaint against him alleging 18 separate instances where he used his county provided email address for campaign purposes. The 36-page complaint …

Second candidate in 10th District County Commission race cited for campaign violations

Robert O. Pena, one of three democrats vying for the 10th District County Commission seat, is the second candidate in the race to be cited for violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. In this instance, Pena was cited in June for failing to have a paid for disclosure on his yard signs. Communications with Ingham …

UPDATED: County Commissioner referred to state election officials

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM THOMAS MORGAN, ONE OF TWO PEOPLE CHALLENGING COMMISSIONER DENNIS LOUNEY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. Ingham County Commissioner Dennis Louney has been referred to the Michigan Bureau of Elections at the Secretary of State’s office for using his county email address on his campaign literature. “I believe Dennis …

July 12 Capital City Recap Guests

Tonight on Capital City Recap on WILS 1320 AM, my guests will be: — Andrew Brisbo, executive director of the state’s medical marijuana bureau — Lansing City Councilwoman Carol Wood discussing Lansing Housing Commission and the city’s lawsuit against Spartan Internet — Brent Forsberg, local developer, Discussing creating inviting spaces as a development and economic …