Rethinking Clark Corners

By Kamen Kessler
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

DEWITT — Not long after putting up grand opening signs, some businesses are pulling down their store names at the DeWitt Clark Corners shopping mall. According to the Eyde Company website, the three building complex totals around 228,387 square feet, but a large share of the space appears unused. Clark Corners is located off the Old US. Route 27 and Interstate 69 interchange, at 1161 E. Clark Road. When asked about the location for DeWitt residents, Cindy Metiva, a shopper at Clark Corners, said, “I believe it is a good location and I am not really sure why it is so empty.

Lansing Infrastructure: Can Proposal 1 Save It?

By Emma-Jean Bedford
and Ian Wendrow 
Listen Up, Lansing

LANSING-The question on everyone’s mind lately has been: “What’s happening with these roads?” But it’s not just roads that are troublesome. Lansing has recently been dealing with issues related to low residential population, a distinct lack of diverse businesses, and overall deteriorating infrastructure. An effort to address infrastructure funding is currently on the upcoming May 5 ballot, titled Proposal 1. Proposal 1 is a ballot initiative meant to raise funds, mostly for new road work, through changes in taxes. If passed, the House Fiscal Agency, a non-partisan agency within the House of Representatives that analyzes the financial effects of Michigan legislation, estimates that the tax increase would raise about $2.1 billion this fiscal year; of which $1.23 billion would go towards roads, $463.1 million to the state’s general fund, $292.4 million to schools and $89.9 million to local governments.