Benton Harbor

6:08 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager wants loan from state to manage debt

City Commissioners rejected first request in November
BENTON HARBOR - Monday's Benton Harbor City Commission meeting may have fireworks as Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II asks commissioners for a second time to approve a $2.3 million emergency loan from the state's Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board.
7:29 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Benton Harbor Commission objects to Emergency Manager's deficit plan

Manager is under no obligation to honor commission's vote
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor City Commission voted 6-3 Monday to reject the emergency manager's deficit elimination plan, which includes a $2.3 million loan from the state to pay off the city's outstanding debt and to provide the city's budget a little cushion.
6:33 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Benton Harbor voters reject city income tax

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

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

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.