Finance and Taxes

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.

Meadows Speaks to MSU Faculty on Income Tax

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows spoke briefly at MSU's University Council yesterday about the new income tax, promising more information about implementation soon. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Ask ELi: Two School Millages on November’s Ballot?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Why are there two millage proposals for East Lansing Public Schools on the November 6 ballot, and what will be the effect if they do or don't pass? ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.

City Increases Cash Offer in Driveway Dispute

Thursday, October 4, 2018

What's the latest in the Division Street driveway drama? City staff are now offering more money and are no longer talking about arresting the owner. ELi's Alice Dreger has the scoop.

Council Hires Company to Manage New Income Tax

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Parks & Rec Looking at Many Improvements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

East Lansing Submits Plan to Fund Pension Liability

Monday, September 17, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council has approved a plan to reduce the underfunded status of the City’s pension system. Michigan’s Municipal Stability Board will now decide whether to accept or reject it. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Specialist Company Will Likely Handle East Lansing’s Income Tax

Friday, September 14, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is looking to hire a specialized company to handle the new income tax. The City will also have to designate an Administrator for the tax and appoint a Board of Review. What it will all cost remains to be seen. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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