Benton Harbor considers city income tax

Benton Harbor, Mich. A city income tax is being considered to help generate some more green for Benton Harbor.

A third town hall meeting was held Wednesday night tonight to discuss the proposal which, if implemented, would require residents to pay 1 percent, and non-residents a half-a-percent.

Several other Michigan cities already have the tax in place, but some residents and employees have pushed back against the idea.

According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, a councilwoman from Muskegon Heights spoke in favor of the tax at last night's meeting.

She said it's been nothing but good for her city, putting them in the black for the first time in 10 years.

An impact study is now underway to determine how a city income tax would affect Benton Harbor.

The results should be ready within the next three weeks.


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