Finance and Taxes

August Ballot Has Another Proposal for Ingham County Voters: New Jail

Monday, July 16, 2018

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 Essay Contest on Income Tax: Deadline Approaching

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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.

Income Tax Exemption Was Wrong and Has To Be Fixed

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council had the income tax exemption wrong when voters went to the ballot last November. Now Council has to fix the issue before the August 7 vote. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Facing Project Delays, Center City Contractor Will Use More Land

Monday, June 18, 2018

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.

Ask ELi: What Is a “Road Diet” and Does It Make EL Safer?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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.

What Design Changes Did the FHT Recommend for the East Lansing’s Pension Plans?

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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.)

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