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Legislation To Be Introduced To Repeal Quarter-Percent Income Tax

The Twinsburg City Council will consider legislation tonight to ask voters to bring the 2.25 percent income tax rate down to 2 percent.

Twinsburg City Council tonight will consider legislation to ask voters to reduce the city income tax from 2.25 percent to 2 percent.

The move by city council keeps a promise that city officials made back in 2009 to repeal the income tax within 4 years, once the city weathered the "economic storm."

If the law passes, then voters will decide whether to repeal the tax at the polls in November.

City council members have said that putting the wheels in motion to repeal the extra tax is one of their priorities this year.

The quarter-percent income tax brought in about $3 million extra in 2011, and about $3.2 million in 2012.

The tax was initially approved to help bolster city revenues after the Chrysler plant shut down, dealing a big hit to the city finances.

City council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the government center. Caucus begins at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Twinsburg Patch will have more coverage of this issue after tonight's meeting.

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