Benton Harbor

6:33 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Benton Harbor voters reject city income tax

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Proposal would have required city residents and business to pay 1% income tax, non-residents would have paid 0.5%
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor voters on Tuesday turned down a city income tax, which supporters had hailed as a solution for various financial woes but which critics had said would discourage businesses from locating in the city. The proposal lost by 124 votes.
1:40 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Benton Harbor Commissioner to face trial

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David Shaw faces two felony counts of resisting and obstructing police related to October incident
ST. JOSEPH - A policeman testified Thursday that Benton Harbor City Commissioner David Shaw knocked away his arm during an attempted patdown and struggled to avoid being taken into custody outside a nightclub Oct. 5.
7:12 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Whirlpool earnings up in third quarter

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Company boosted full-year earnings forecast
BENTON HARBOR - Whirlpool Corp.'s third-quarter net earnings more than doubled over the same period last year, driven in part by increased consumer demand for its products. On Tuesday, the world's biggest home appliance maker reported net earnings of $196 million or $2.42 per share, compared to $74 million or 94 cents per share a year ago.
6:29 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Benton Harbor Manager says money from city income tax would mostly go to pensions

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Tony Saunders says city pensions are only funded at 52% right now
BENTON HARBOR - Emergency Manager Tony Saunders is bringing a dose of reality into the debate of how the city income tax revenue will be spent if Benton Harbor voters approve the proposal during the Nov. 5 election.
6:44 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Benton Harbor Mayor says city income tax proposal is likely illegal

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City commissioners disagree, accuse mayor of trying to discredit ballot issue
BENTON HARBOR - Mayor James Hightower says the city income tax proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot is likely illegal.