DIA millage passes in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties

County voters pass millage to support Detroit Institute of Arts

Published On: Aug 09 2012 02:28:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2012 12:20:35 AM EDT
Detroit Institute of Arts at night
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.