Finance and Taxes

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.

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.

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