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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.)

Council Puts New Income Tax Proposal on August Ballot

Monday, May 14, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously tonight to put an income tax on the August 7 ballot. The proposal looks different from the measure that failed in November, and is aimed at dealing with the City's major financial problems.

Public Hearings on New EL Tax Proposals Set for May 9

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Next Wednesday, May 9, City Council will hold public hearings on what (if any) tax proposal to put on the August ballot for East Lansing. ELi's Chris Root explains the draft proposals and tells you how you can weigh in.

East Lansing Social Services Funding Likely to Be Cut

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council looks likely to follow City staff’s recommendation to cut funding to local social service organizations in order to put funds towards infrastructure repairs and City debt associated with prior development. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Who Really Cancelled the Folk Festival?

Monday, March 26, 2018

The cancellation of the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been unwelcome news to many artists, attendees, and downtown business owners. So how was the decision made, and why? ELi's Alice Dreger investigates.

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