Proos: Resolved financial emergency ‘great news’ for Benton Harbor, entire region

LANSING—After Gov. Rick Snyder announced on Monday that the financial emergency in Benton Harbor has been resolved and that he is appointing a Receivership Transition Advisory Board to ensure smooth transition and continued financial stability, Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement: 

“This is great news for Benton Harbor, its residents and job providers and the entire Southwest Michigan region. 

“State involvement in a city’s affairs must be limited to a financial crisis. Today’s announcement of a resolved financial emergency is an example of the process working to stabilize local finances and help create a stronger community.

“Now it is up to the residents, tax payers and elected officials in Benton Harbor to begin the transition to managing their city – free of financial stress.”