Finance and Taxes

Beier Explains Why She Hasn’t Said Much Lately

Thursday, December 13, 2018

East Lansing City Council Member Ruth Beier took a few minutes at a recent meeting to explain why she hasn't been speaking much at Council. We bring you the video with a summary from Jessy Gregg.

Michigan House Passes Bill to Allow Local Court Consolidation

Sunday, December 9, 2018

As the lame duck state legislature moves on court consolidation for Ingham County, including East Lansing's 54B District Court, controversy persists. What's happening, and what are the goals and the points of disagreement? ELi's Chris Root reports.

Something for Nothing in Park Place Deal?

Friday, December 7, 2018

Could developers tie up the debt-ridden, publicly-owned Evergreen Avenue properties for eight more months with an exclusive purchase agreement, and wind up paying nothing for the privilege? Looks like it.

Why Is My Winter Property Tax Bill So High?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We've heard that property taxes are going down in conjunction with the new income tax. So why is your winter property tax bill higher than last year's? 

What If the Center City Developers Don’t Build the Senior Housing?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The $132 million public-private deal known as the Center City District project is designed to have 92 rental apartments for people aged 55 and up. That's not because of high market demand. So what happens if the developers don't build that housing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Infamous Trail Entrance Near Abbot Road Now Fixed

Friday, November 30, 2018

Workers were able to complete all of the planned asphalt improvements to East Lansing’s Northern Tier Trail system before the winter weather hit, including fixing a dramatic drop-off where the trail meets Abbot Road. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

The Wait Is Over: Construction Will Start on Vacant Corner

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today marks a day some thought would never come. The redevelopment project for the vacant corner downtown has officially obtained all approvals. Construction will soon start. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report.

You Want to Know What's Coming?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We have news, so much news, and we don't want to wait until after Thanksgiving break to let you in on it.

Deputy Police Chief Speaks to Recent Shootings in East Lansing

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With three recently reported gun-related incidents, plus one at Hiddentree that didn't make the news, some think violence is on the rise in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg talked to Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez to get some answers.

City of East Lansing Hides Public Lawsuit Information

Monday, November 19, 2018

The City of East Lansing won't release material that would show in what lawsuits it is engaged. An attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explains why East Lansing's taxpayers have a right to this information.

Judges Plead with Council Not to Consolidate East Lansing Court

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Judges Andrea Larkin and Richard Ball, 54B District Court staff, and several opioid addiction survivors are pleading with Council not to consolidate 54B District Court with other local courts. Why? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

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