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Grand Rapids passes roads tax proposal


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids voters have approved an extension of an income tax to help repair roads and sidewalks.

The measure passed easily Tuesday night, 66% to 34%. The vote total was 12,068 to 6,123.

The measure will not increase taxes, since the proposal was to just extend an increase that was approved in 2010. The money will go to a restricted fund for roads.

Opponents said that city leaders were looking to keep a tax that they had originally told residents would be temporary.

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