Benton Harbor

6:29 am
Tue October 15, 2013

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

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

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.
7:09 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Benton Harbor Public Safety Director sues Emergency Manager

Roger Lange's lawsuit also names city
ST. JOSEPH - A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that retaliation for whistle-blowing was behind Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Tony Saunders' decision to suspend public safety Director Roger Lange.
7:20 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Actor Danny Glover says Benton Harbor is example of what's happening in nation

Movie star spoke at event Saturday night
BENTON TOWNSHIP - The financial crisis in Benton Harbor is an example of what is happening in cities throughout the nation, actor and activist Danny Glover said at the BANCO Justice Fund Dinner on Saturday.
6:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Benton Harbor officials say drop in crime linked to stricter code enforcement

City officials say it's part of changing mind-set
BENTON HARBOR - A sharp spike in citations issued by the Benton Harbor Inspections Department for chipped paint and uncut grass has led to a decrease in burglaries and fires, the city's emergency manager says.