Springfield may ask again for income tax increase

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The city of Springfield may ask voters for a temporary .4-percent income tax increase next spring, two months after a similar proposal was rejected at the polls.

Springfield City Manager Jim Bodenmiller is recommending commissioners approve placing a temporary, 5½-year, .4-percent income tax increase on the May 2 primary ballot. The income tax rate in Springfield would increase from 2 percent to 2.4 percent, if approved.

The City Commission is expected to hear a first reading of the legislation on Tuesday and will vote on the proposal at its Jan. 17 meeting. A similar proposal was rejected by just 227 votes in November.

For a more in-depth examination of the city's plans, click here.