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Lawsuit To Block Street Tax Election

 
Lawsuit To Block Street Tax Election
Posted March 7th, 2014 @ 12:26pm by John Bry, WOOD Radio news team

The Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association has filed a lawsuit to block the city's "street tax" election in May.  The Association's Jeff Stineport tells WOOD Radio the city missed the deadline to get its ballot language approved.

"We have heard that their argument is the law doesn't apply to them. The language of the law is very clear; it does apply."

Stineport's group is against the 15-year long income tax hike and admits his group is taking advantage of the city's 'glitch'. 

"It is clear they didn't follow the law and we are taking advantage of that."

Grand Rapids voters are scheduled to vote on a 15-year income tax increase May 6. If an injunction is granted by the court, or the city otherwise decides to cancel the May election, the street tax could be placed on a ballot for a future election.

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