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Voters in Benton Harbor reject income tax proposal

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Bridge between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in southwest Michigan.

Benton Harbor residents rejected the idea of an income tax in their community. The vote was 667 opposed and 543 in favor. The city has long struggled with budget problems and is under a state-appointed emergency manager.

Fox 28 reports on the reaction from Benton Harbor's Mayor:

Mayor James Hightower says he's elated that the tax failed. Commissioner Trenton Bowens says his camp is not giving up, they'll work to get the proposal back on the ballot in May.

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