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DIA millage renewal expected to pass in all 3 counties

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Posted at 12:27 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 08:42:34-04

(WXYZ) — The DIA millage renewal to passed by wide margins in all three counties.

In Oakland County, it passed by a 76-24 margin with 268,337 people voting to approve the millage. In Wayne County, 100% of precincts reported and 76% of voters approved the millage.

Macomb County – which narrowly passed the millage in 2012 – had a much higher approval this year. With 100% of precincts reporting, 62% of voters chose to approve the millage with more than 133,000 votes.

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The art museum asked voters in all three counties to approve the .2 millage renewal, which was originally passed in 2012 for ten years. The new 10-year renewal would kick into effect when the current millage time is up.

For a $150,000 home, the millage would cost $15 a year in taxes. It helps raise around $25 million dollars a year for the DIA.

In August 2012, the millage passed easily in Oakland and Wayne counties, but narrowly passed with 50.5% of the vote in Macomb County.

With the passage, people in all three counties will continue to get free general admission. It will also provide for free field trips and free transportation to tends of thousands students from hundreds of schools and more.