Finance

East Lansing’s Property Taxes Among Highest in State

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Based on statewide data, East Lansing ranks relatively high both in terms of millage rate and total taxes paid by the average household. Learn more from ELi's newest reporter, Justin Padgett.

Center City District Public Hearing Postponed; Target Store Announced

Friday, April 14, 2017

City Council has postponed its hearing on the Center City District proposal. Target has announced it wants to be the major retailer in the new space. Development professionals are alternately praising and criticizing the way the proposal is playing out. What's the story?

How Much Would the New School Bond Really Cost Taxpayers?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What would passage of the East Lansing Public School bond on May 2 really mean for property owners in the school district in terms of increased taxes? We've crunched the numbers and we bring you the answer.

Ask ELi: Is the BWL Franchise Fee a Tax?

Monday, March 27, 2017

A reader asks if the new BWL franchise fee, which will raise East Lansing residents' BWL electric bills by five percent, amounts to taxation without representation. Here's the answer.

City Could Get $1M Annually from BWL Customers

Sunday, March 12, 2017

City Council may be adding a five percent surcharge on the electric bills of BWL customers in East Lansing, allowing the City to obtain over a million dollars in additional revenue per year.

School Board Votes $94 Million Bond Proposal Forward

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Will the voters of East Lansing go for a $94 million bond proposal to build five new elementary schools and refurbish a sixth? Those who spoke to the School Board last night hope so.

Ask ELi: The Evergreen Problem in the Park District

Monday, February 6, 2017

What problems do the "the Evergreen Avenue properties" present to redevelopment in the Park District, and why do the City's taxpayers owe over twice what they're worth on them?

Developer and City Far Apart on Park District, But Negotiating

Friday, January 20, 2017

Having obtained two key documents in the deal-making, ELi finds the City of East Lansing and the Park District developer appear far apart on a number of key issues in the proposal negotiations. But the parties are talking.

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