Finance

As Lotsa Pizza Shutters, Council to Revisit Center City Project Deal

Friday, December 1, 2017

ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.

Council Discusses Major Budget Cuts, Following Income Tax Failure

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sell the Hannah Community Center, parking system, and soccer fields? De-fund social services for seniors and persons with disabilities? Ask the voters for a property tax increase? Council has started talking about what to do, now that the income tax proposal has failed.

Ask ELi: Do Most Cities Our Size Have a Public Library?

Monday, November 6, 2017

One MSU administrator who is against the income tax has questioned whether a city East Lansing's size should have a public library. How does our city compare to other Michigan cities our size? Sheryl Knox gathered the data for us.

Updates on the Election Campaigns

Friday, November 3, 2017

We’re steadily receiving questions from readers about various aspects of the Council and Yes/No campaigns on the income tax. Here are answers and updates.

Readers Tell Us How They're Voting and Why

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We asked our readers to tell us in an anonymous online survey how they are thinking about the candidates and issues on the November 7 East Lansing ballot. ELi's Jessy Gregg summarizes their responses.

MSU Student Leaders and Council Candidate Split on Income Tax Vote

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

While the one MSU student running for City Council says he’s voting for the income tax proposal, two student leaders tell ELi they are against the income tax. Meanwhile, an MSU Vice President is warning students about possible consequences of an income tax.

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