DIA millage passes in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties

Published On: Aug 09 2012 02:28:26 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2012 12:20:35 AM EDT

Voters in Macomb, Wayne and Oakland county approved a tax increase to support the Detroit Institute of Arts.

DETROIT -

Voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties passed a .2 millage Tuesday in support of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The millage won by less than 1,500 votes in Macomb County. It won by a large margin in both Wayne and Oakland counties.

The tax increase will cost the average homeowner about $15 a year. Before going on the ballot, the DIA had made cuts but still faced a big deficit.

The new funding will go toward keeping up day-to-day operations.

Those who were against the millage said those in support should fund the DIA alone.

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