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A $4.6 Billion Transit Millage Is a Tax Too Far for Detroit

Time to question the benefits of the Regional Transit Authority

… surrounding its $4.6 billion millage request on November’s … more

School Districts Spend Tens of Thousands On Losing Millage Requests

Districts across the state choose to hold funding requests during low turnout elections

… districts as voters passed millage, bond and sinking fund … also: Local Millages Coverage Legislators … more

School District May Have Crossed Legal Line in Tax Request

Pinckney Superintendent's email on millage renewal raises questions

… renew” a multi-million millage raises questions whether … 6-year Non-Homestead Millage of 18 Mils.” The six-year millage passed last night and … more

District's Millage Urgency Claims Don't Match Facts

Alcona Community Schools official says money needed to stop flow of huge staff cuts

… support for an upcoming millage, Alcona Community Schools … with the headline: “ Millage needs to pass for Alcona … regional enhancement millage that would raise … more

Anatomy of How to Kill a Tax Hike

… groups fighting against millage hikes for schools, … using public safety millages is often like trying … safety ‘enhancement’ millage money goes into the … these ‘public safety’ millages are about preserving … more

School Hosts Advocacy Session for Tax Hike in Front of Students

Politicking on the taxpayer dime

… advocated for a school millage request. A panel that … significantly higher millage rate than citizens … more

Voters Reject Detroit-Area Transit Boondoggle

… defeat of the 20-year millage proposal to fund mass … period before any future millage could be placed in … more

How They Sold $17-Plus Million Spending Hike as $10 Million Cut

… for help passing a millage hike on May 5 included … more

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