Finance and Taxes

Demolition Starts Early in the Park District

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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.

Ask ELi: Who Pays What If Tax Proposals Pass

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ELi's Jessy Gregg answers more questions about the tax proposals. Why would residents pay double the income tax of non-residents? Won't the plan disproportionately harm renters? (And much more.)

State Bill Would Limit City Income Tax Options

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

If proposed state legislation passes, East Lansing and other cities would be further limited in what income taxes they could levy. The mayor says MSU is behind this, but MSU tells ELi that's not so.

Ask ELi: Why an Income Tax?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You've got questions about the income tax proposal. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings answers.

TIF-Funded Repairs Complete at MAC Garage

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The M.A.C. parking garage is open again with repairs funded through a record-breaking 60-year TIF plan. ELi's Jeanette McWaters reports.

Chappelle Effectively Kills Park District Plans

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Park District redevelopment proposal is dead, and the plans will be scrapped, thanks to legal maneuvering by the properties' former owner. Mayor Mark Meadows tells ELi's Alice Dreger what to expect next.

What’s the Population of East Lansing?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What’s the population of East Lansing? How many of those people are “permanent” residents? And what percentage of tax revenue in East Lansing currently comes from homeowners versus businesses?

MSU and City Leaders Continue to Battle on Income Tax

Thursday, August 31, 2017

MSU leaders and East Lansing's Mayor continue to argue over the wisdom and fairness of the possible institution of a City income tax and simultaneous property tax reduction. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.

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