MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - The Macomb County Board of Commissioners has voted to place a tax proposal to support the Detroit Institute of Arts on the August primary ballot.
Commissioners approved the proposal at their Tuesday night meeting in Mount Clemens.
Wayne County has approved the plan, and Oakland County commissioners take it up May 7.
The proposal calls for creating an authority to levy a property tax to support the museum, which is in Detroit's cultural center.
The 0.2-mill tax works out to about $20 per year on a house worth $200,000. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a property's assessed value, and Michigan assesses property at half its estimated market value.
The tax could bring in roughly $20 million to $23 million a year.
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