MSU, East Lansing go head to head over income tax proposal

Posted at 7:09 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 09:43:27-04

Michigan State University is offering $20 million to the City of East Lansing to stop the city from implementing their income tax proposal.

The university's president said this income tax will impact students, young families, and businesses the most. A series of letters were released about negotiating a price, but the city council said the offer the university is proposing is not enough.

"It's not $20 million at once, which would be a different proposal, and I don't think we'd accept that either. It's $2 million a year for ten years, and we're looking at $5 million dollars a year forever. I mean it's an income tax unless it's repealed, so we'll be able to put it in our budget, make plans, and improve the city of East Lansing," Ruth Beier said.