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Council Looks to Shift HUD Funds from Nonprofits to Debt Payments

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

East Lansing's City Council is looking to stop using HUD Community Block Development Grant funds to support local social-service nonprofits, in favor of paying of East Lansing debt to HUD, and to streamline the public comment process. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Details Revealed on Proposed Redevelopment Deal

Monday, August 20, 2018

What would the developers and the City of East Lansing each get out of the redevelopment deal for the vacant properties downtown, if all goes as the draft documents suggest? ELi brings you the scoop.

What Was Behind Yes and No Votes?

Friday, August 17, 2018

Why did East Lansing voters cast a “yes” or “no” ballot on the income tax? We surveyed our readers to find out, and today ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the results.

What Does the Data Tell Us About the Income Tax Vote?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Which precincts voted for and against the income tax? What happened at the campus polls? How many people voted in the primaries but skipped the tax vote? ELi's Chris Root brings you the crunched data from this week's city tax vote.

Income Tax Passes Decisively

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

East Lansing voters have overwhelmingly approved a city income tax, a measure aimed at addressing the City of East Lansing’s growing financial crisis. ELi's Alice Dreger and Kepler Domurat-Sousa report from City Hall.

Last-Minute Questions about the Income Tax Proposal

Monday, August 6, 2018

Could Council Members look at your income tax returns? Is the "Yes" side going to return the marijuana industry donations? Is the "No" side making factual misrepresentations? We've got answers to your last-minute income tax proposal questions.

College Hunks Struggles to Locate in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

It’s not always easy to find a place to do business in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings the story of two old friends looking to relocate their business here, in their own community.

ELi’s Voter Guide to the Income Tax

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Registered East Lansing voters have the opportunity to vote on the East Lansing income tax proposal on August 7, 2018. This ELi guide provides information about the ballot proposal, including its background.

It’s Official: The Landmark Is Student Housing

Friday, July 27, 2018

What had been sold as a way to bring diverse renters downtown is now being openly advertised as a "purpose-built student housing community" featuring "a ridiculous rooftop deck.” ELi's Alice Dreger and Andrew Graham report.

Six Residents Tell You How They're Voting on the Income Tax, and Why

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Earlier in July, ELi called for essays on the income tax ballot proposal from people who lived, worked and/or attended school in East Lansing. Here are six of them, three "yes" and three "no," from a variety of perspectives including retirees, an MSU student and a member of City Council.

Area Trail Repairs Ongoing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What's happening with improvements to trails in East Lansing and nearby? ELi's Jessy Gregg attended the latest meeting of the Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails and brings back this report.

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