Government

Major Parts of Center City Deal Still Up in the Air

Monday, October 2, 2017

Why hasn't the Center City District project broken ground? Turns out that key financial and legal components of the deal are still in flux. ELi's Alice Dreger digs to bring you the details.

East Lansing’s BWL Rep Resigns Over Poverty Issue

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bob Nelson, East Lansing’s representative to BWL, has resigned over what he sees as the electric utility's failure to adequately care for poor people in its service area. City Council has named former mayor Doug Jester to replace him.

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.

Charlie Kang’s Gets Permission to Sell Alcohol

Thursday, September 14, 2017

City Council has granted Charlie Kang’s restaurant its request to sell alcohol. The long-time downtown East Lansing establishment plans to do so at its new location.

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