Muskegon Co. voters reject tax

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Residents in a western Michigan county Tuesday voted against adopting a special tax to fund programs for children and families. Supporters had said the money could be used to prevent youth violence, provide after-school opportunities and offer employment help. A committee would have made recommendations to county officials. Muskegon County court administrator Sandra Vanderhyde has said there are “gaps” in public services for people under 21. WOOD-TV has reported that a home worth $100,000 would have gotten an additional tax of $75 per year if the millage passed. Eaton and Ingham counties have a similar tax earmarked for youth and families.