Finance and Taxes

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.

Glencairn Neighborhood Construction Experiencing Delays

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Some Glencairn residents whose streets have been torn up for months for major infrastructure repairs are getting frustrated. What's going on with the project? ELi's Casandra Eriksen looks into it.

FEMA Gives East Lansing Funding for Firefighting Equipment

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FEMA has awarded $220K to ELFD for the purchase of firefighting breathing apparatus. The news was announced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who represent Michigan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Looks to Shift HUD Funds from Nonprofits to Debt Payments

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

East Lansing's City Council is looking to stop using HUD Community Block Development Grant funds to support local social-service nonprofits, in favor of paying of East Lansing debt to HUD, and to streamline the public comment process. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Details Revealed on Proposed Redevelopment Deal

Monday, August 20, 2018

What would the developers and the City of East Lansing each get out of the redevelopment deal for the vacant properties downtown, if all goes as the draft documents suggest? ELi brings you the scoop.

What Was Behind Yes and No Votes?

Friday, August 17, 2018

Why did East Lansing voters cast a “yes” or “no” ballot on the income tax? We surveyed our readers to find out, and today ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the results.

What Does the Data Tell Us About the Income Tax Vote?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Which precincts voted for and against the income tax? What happened at the campus polls? How many people voted in the primaries but skipped the tax vote? ELi's Chris Root brings you the crunched data from this week's city tax vote.

Income Tax Passes Decisively

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

East Lansing voters have overwhelmingly approved a city income tax, a measure aimed at addressing the City of East Lansing’s growing financial crisis. ELi's Alice Dreger and Kepler Domurat-Sousa report from City Hall.

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