East Lansing residents who live in Ingham County will see two proposals on their August 7 ballot: one on a 20-year millage to build a new Ingham County jail and court complex, along with another on the East Lansing City income tax. ELi's Chris Root reports.
ELi's Community Advisory Board is asking readers to consider submitting essays on why they are for or against the income tax proposal set for the August 7 ballot. The deadline to submit is today, Sunday, July 15, at midnight.
Christman Company, the lead contractor for the Center City District project, says there have been "some pretty significant delays." The company considers it a "huge win" to be able to rent public land across Abbot Road for $1,500 per month to relieve construction traffic congestion.
East Lansing City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to channel about $52,000 in unexpected federal funds to a group of local human services agencies, including Haven House. ELi's Andrew Graham reports what happened.
East Lansing's City Council recently approved another section of Harrison Road for a "road diet." Transportation Commission member Thomas Baumann explains for ELi readers what this means for drivers, bikers, and walkers.
Compassionate Advisors wants to open a medical marijuana provisioning center in the former Cosi restaurant location downtown, and says it would be much classier than what we see around Lansing. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Has East Lansing's City Council followed what the Financial Health Team recommended with regard to managing the City's pensions? ELi's Chris Root has been investigating this question for months. Today we bring you her findings.
East Lansing’s Financial Health Team (FHT) was aware that the City had already changed from defined benefit to hybrid plans for new hires in many employee groups. These new hybrid plans began in 2010 and 2011, and 125 City employees had been enrolled in these plans by December 2016. (This already represents 47% of the total of the 268 current employees who are participants in the City’s retirement system.)