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City tax proposal to appear on Benton Harbor ballot

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Residents and employees in Benton Harbor could see an increase in their tax burden come November. 

The Benton Harbor city council voted 6 to 2 with one abstain to put a city income tax proposal on the November ballot. 

If it passes, residents would pay a one percent tax on income.  Non-residents who work in the city would also pay a tax.  It would only be one-half a percent for them. 

Proponents argue the tax will help eliminate some of the city's debt.  Those who oppose it say it will drive out businesses and workers.

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