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Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?

Rules for East Lansing Income Tax Being Established

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

East Lansing's Income Tax Administrator DaMar Boyd is working to set up rules and regulations for the City's newest tax. Taxpayers will be able to donate refunds to one of three special City funds and have appeals heard by a review board. ELi's Andrew Graham reports.

East Lansing Land Sale on November’s Ballot?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters are likely to be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.

Recreational Marijuana Law in East Lansing to Change

Thursday, May 2, 2019

East Lansing's City Council has approved a new ordinance designed to set clear parameters for recreational marijuana in the City. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you what the new rules are, and why Council created them.

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