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Dayton City Officals Propose Tax Hike

The City of Dayton is considering raising taxes. They announced plans yesterday to put a new quarter percent income tax hike on this fall’s ballot.  

City officials say they’re trying to make up for a projected $3.4 million budget shortfall, due in part to state cuts.

They plan to use the extra money to hire 22 new police officers and increase the budget for paving and repairing roads. The new revenue will also fund high-quality preschool education for every child in the city.

If approved by voters in the fall, this would be the first local income tax increase since 1984.