The National Association of Realtors has donated almost $33,000 towards Aaron Stephens' bid for City Council. This means two outside groups now account for two-thirds of the money being spent to influence the 2017 East Lansing elections.
With the election one week away, Council candidate Susan Woods and the realtors' PAC have now been warned they are in violation of Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act, while the "no income tax" campaign is misleadingly using ELi's reporting.
ELi looks at the first round of campaign finance disclosures. Two of three Council candidates filed as required, the Realtors' PAC apparently did not, and we can now show you who is funding the Yes and No income tax campaigns.
If East Lansing voters approve a pair of tax proposals on the November 7 ballot, the resultant fall in City property taxes could have serious negative implications for various development deals. ELi's Alice Dreger explains.
Demolition of the derelict “big bank building” started earlier than scheduled when, last night, a driver who may have been drunk plowed into the building. When is the real demo happening? We have the details.