MSU's Trustees have rejected a deal wherein City Council would pull the income tax proposal if MSU provided $20 million over eight years. Now, Council says, if voters don't approve an income tax, emergency services may be slashed.
MSU is considering setting up a MASH-style field hospital to deal with the swamping of local emergency services caused by alcohol abuse during big game weekends. What other actions is the university taking to deal with party stress on East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
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."