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City of East Lansing hoping to reintroduce income tax

Posted at 11:00 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 14:49:08-04

If at first you don't succeed -- just try, try again. That's what the City of East Lansing is reportedly getting ready to do Monday night when it comes to getting approval on an income tax.

The East Lansing City Council will decide whether another income tax proposal will be on the ballot this August.

More than half of East Lansing voters defeated the proposal last November. The proposal would have put a 1% income tax for residents. Non-residents who work in the city would have paid 0.5%. The proposal was also tied to a city property tax cut of nearly 5 mills.

East Lansing was about $190,000,000 in debt, and came up with the proposal as a way to raise revenue. The same income tax for residents and non-residents from last year will be proposed again this year, along with the same property tax cut.

The city council meeting is set for 7 PM.