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School-Based B&A Program Likely to Continue

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Before & After Care program seems likely to continue in the East Lansing Schools, possibly for the next five years. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Stephens Moves Against Illegal Landlord Practice

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is poised to outlaw the practice of East Lansing landlords who require renters pay more than one month’s rent at a time. Alice Dreger reports.

EL Police and Fire Officers Congratulated on Promotions

Monday, October 22, 2018

This past week, East Lansing leaders congratulated Chad Connelly for promotion to Police Captain, Mark Koonter to Fire Captain, and Pat Greathouse to Fire Lieutenant. ELPD Chief Larry Sparkes and ELFD Chief Randy Talifarro presented the newly-promoted officers at City Council.

Meadows Speaks to MSU Faculty on Income Tax

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows spoke briefly at MSU's University Council yesterday about the new income tax, promising more information about implementation soon. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

In Surprise Meeting, Council Moves on Marijuana Regulation

Friday, October 12, 2018

With little public notice, East Lansing’s City Council held a surprise “special meeting” this morning, moving forward on possible regulation of medical marijuana sales in the City. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Hires Company to Manage New Income Tax

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Parks & Rec Looking at Many Improvements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Scooter Companies Explain Their Plans for East Lansing

Friday, September 21, 2018

More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.

After Years of Drama, Park District Plan Looks Real

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

At long last, it looks like the “Park District” development is finally happening. The current developer has reached a deal with previous owner Scott Chappelle, and all that's left is state-level approval of the tax incentives. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Meet ELi’s “Gov Gang”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In our collective background, you'll find ballroom dancing, swimming, Warrior Women, campaigns for justice, and an appearance on Oprah. Oh, and one of us is married to two Elis. Meet the five current members of the ELi "Gov Gang."

East Lansing Submits Plan to Fund Pension Liability

Monday, September 17, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council has approved a plan to reduce the underfunded status of the City’s pension system. Michigan’s Municipal Stability Board will now decide whether to accept or reject it. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Specialist Company Will Likely Handle East Lansing’s Income Tax

Friday, September 14, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is looking to hire a specialized company to handle the new income tax. The City will also have to designate an Administrator for the tax and appoint a Board of Review. What it will all cost remains to be seen. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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