Since mid-August, about fifty East Lansing residents have been out on the streets—and at parks, the farmers’ market, and the MSU campus—working to change the Michigan constitution. Why? ELi's Chris Root reports.
While the one MSU student running for City Council says he’s voting for the income tax proposal, two student leaders tell ELi they are against the income tax. Meanwhile, an MSU Vice President is warning students about possible consequences of an income tax.
East Lansing firefighters have been knocking on doors to urge a “yes” vote on the income tax. But the group’s literature may be confusing voters, and according to County Clerk Barb Byrum, the group has violated Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act.
The National Association of Realtors has donated almost $33,000 towards Aaron Stephens' bid for City Council. This means two outside groups now account for two-thirds of the money being spent to influence the 2017 East Lansing elections.
ELi looks at the first round of campaign finance disclosures. Two of three Council candidates filed as required, the Realtors' PAC apparently did not, and we can now show you who is funding the Yes and No income tax campaigns.
ELi's Alice Dreger reports why the hole at 100 West Grand River Avenue still isn't filled in, and the developer's representative explains the challenges of trying to work with the City of East Lansing on getting a project built.
What’s up with the Center City District project, set to transform a large chunk of East Lansing’s downtown? Why is Parking Lot #1 now open and why are there various trucks there? And what is the project looking like economically for City taxpayers?