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Following Bankruptcy, Burcham Solar Plan Continues

Friday, July 20, 2018

Burcham Park is back on track to become the site of a community solar array. ELi's Andrew Graham tells you about the bankruptcy that led to more delays of the project, and the plan for monitoring the "retired landfill" while going solar.

Whistleblower: “Everyone Else Pays for Their Own Sidewalk”

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.

Income Tax Exemption Was Wrong and Has To Be Fixed

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council had the income tax exemption wrong when voters went to the ballot last November. Now Council has to fix the issue before the August 7 vote. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Downtown Albert Avenue Project Comes Out of Limbo

Friday, June 22, 2018

That downtown redevelopment project that went into limbo following Council’s inaction on it? This week, it squeaked by, but not without some debate. ELi's Andrew Graham reports.

What Design Changes Did the FHT Recommend for the East Lansing’s Pension Plans?

Saturday, May 19, 2018

East Lansing’s Financial Health Team (FHT) was aware that the City had already changed from defined benefit to hybrid plans for new hires in many employee groups. These new hybrid plans began in 2010 and 2011, and 125 City employees had been enrolled in these plans by December 2016. (This already represents 47% of the total of the 268 current employees who are participants in the City’s retirement system.)

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