In Iowa, a GOP stalwart becomes a casualty in party war
Former Scott County Republican Party chairman Dave Millage at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Bettendorf, Iowa. “These were friends I had made over the years in the Republican Party,” Millage, a longtime conservative activist in eastern Iowa, said in an Associated Press interview days later. But it turned a little personal.”Indeed, years of anti-abortion rights advocacy and devout party organizing didn't shield the typically understated Iowa Republican from retribution. Millage's adopted hometown of Bettendorf especially has a tradition of electing Republican state legislators and local officials. AdIn Maricopa County, Arizona, Rae Chornenky stepped down as GOP chair this month amid a power struggle with those in the state party claiming widespread election fraud.
‘The DIA is an education leader’: Officials endorse Detroit Institute of Arts millage renewal
DETROIT – A 0.2 mil renewal request from the Detroit Institute of Arts will be on the March 2020 ballot for people who live in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Officials from those counties have announced their support for the millage renewal. Oakland County Executive David Coulter, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel have endorsed the renewal. “They have done an excellent job bringing artwork to Oakland County and facilitating more visits to the museum. “Thanks to this millage, the DIA provides Wayne County residents — including students and seniors — with free admission as well as free bus transportation for school groups.
Some voters will see millage renewal request from Detroit Institute of Arts on March 2020 ballot
DETROIT – A 0.2 mil renewal request from the Detroit Institute of Arts will be on the March 2020 ballot for people who live in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Back in 2012, with Detroit heading into bankruptcy within a year, the voters were asked for that millage. In return, voters were told it would be a one time ask and in return for passage residents in all three counties would be entitled to free admission to the museum. That is why, in a tactical move, the DIA will be asking for a 0.2 mil renewal before it runs out in the March 2020 primary election. So far, there has been no organized opposition to the millage request and the museum has built up considerable goodwill with the art authorities in all three counties.