Elections

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.

ELi Surveys Readers About City's Management

Friday, April 27, 2018

ELi wants to know more about what East Lansing citizens mean when they say the city is on the right track or wrong track, including in terms of financial management. So we've opened a survey.

East Lansing’s Council Discusses New Tax Options

Monday, March 5, 2018

City Council has begun digging into various tax options as it tries to manage East Lansing's financial problems. Citizens have been weighing in with their thoughts, too. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Five New Tax Proposals Come to Public Hearing Tuesday

Monday, February 26, 2018

East Lansing's City Council will hold a public hearing on five draft tax proposals this Tuesday night. ELi's Chris Root explains why Council is considering these proposals, what the process will be, and how you can participate.

Political Retaliation Suspected, But Documents Suggest Otherwise

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Did Bell's Pizza receive a notice of violation on its shed because the business played host to the "Vote No" campaign on the income tax? ELi used the Freedom of Information Act to see what we could find. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.

How Did You Vote, Why, and What Now?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Voters tell us why they voted yes or no on the income tax, and what they think the City should do now to deal with its financial problems.

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