Mich. law protects millage money for zoo, museum


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed legislation to keep Michigan communities from holding back millage money that voters approved for the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Institute of Arts.

Some revenues from those millages have been diverted for other purposes in some municipalities.

The new laws prohibit tax incrementing authorities from capturing regional property taxes meant to subsidize the zoo and art museum. The taxes are paid by residents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Calley on Tuesday announced that he signed the bills. Gov. Rick Snyder is in Israel on a trade trip.

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