Benton Harbor residents meet to discuss increase of income tax

Benton Harbor, Mich. After failing to pass a property tax millage, Benton Harbor is still struggling to improve the city's needs and services.

Dozens residents and non-residents met this evening to discuss a city income tax. Several other Michigan cities already have approved the tax, but Benton Harbor residents and employees have pushed back against the proposal.

If the tax is approved, residents would pay one percent, and non-residents a half a percent.

"You know something I'm confident,” Benton Harbor Commissioner Trenton Bowens says. “100 percent confident that the residents of Benton Harbor will rise to the occasion and we will be that community that proves everybody else wrong and that Benton Harbor did do this."

Voters will have the final say on whether the tax is implemented.


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