Even as an MSU spokesperson says the benefits MSU already bestows on East Lansing are enormous, MSU and the City are apparently still negotiating over ways MSU might pay East Lansing enough to get City Council to withdraw a proposal for a city income tax.
Communications provided to ELi reveal that MSU’s President Simon has been trying to talk East Lansing's Council out of a proposed City-wide income tax, offering millions of dollars to stop the income tax. So far, East Lansing’s Mayor Meadows has told Simon "no deal."
At a "listening session" last night, numerous citizens spoke of their hopes for the next CATA leader, but also named problems with bus route design, technology, services for persons with disabilities, transparency, and accountability.
Near midnight on Tuesday, City Council formally voted to put a City income tax on the November ballot, along with a property tax reduction that would take effect only if the income tax passes. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
MSU Professor Rodney Whitaker is not only the longstanding Artistic Director of the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; he's performing Friday night with his quintet. Find out what else he's up to (hint: a lot of things) and what he loves most about East lansing. Peyton Lombardo has the story.
Gordon Guyer's tenure as MSU President was fairly short, but it was really just one of the many significant accomplishments in a life that impacted both the University and the community. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the story of the park recently dedicated in Guyer's name.
Twenty-one years ago, East Lansing's City Council asked the Arts Commission to "put on some jazz concerts." Beth and Al Cafagna stepped up, and they're still filling our City's streets with jazz for one weekend every June. Sarah Spohn reports.
Edgewood Village Scholars Director Jonathan Rosewood has a simple message for participating students: "If you stay in the program and you finish, you're going to school.” ELi's Ann Kammerer has the story.