Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The millage passed Tuesday with 80.8 percent of votes in favor of its renewal.
Macomb County voters overwhelmingly approved a six-year renewal of the county veterans' millage Tuesday, passing the tax of 0.04 mills with 80.8 percent of the vote. This millage was first approved by Macomb County voters in 2008 and, with the renewal starting in 2013, will be levied until 2018. Expected to raise approximately $984,560 in its first year of renewal, this tax will fund financial aid and services for county veterans and provide support for the Macomb County Veterans’ Services Department and Veterans’ Affairs Commission.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts millage passed in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties on Tuesday.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, anyone in the tri-county area can visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for free. The former admission fee has been tossed to the wind thanks to voters in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties passing the Arts Authority Millage, more commonly known as the DIA millage, on Tuesday. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority. “We feel wonderful,” said Annmarie Erickson, the DIA’s chief operating officer. “We want to thank voters throughout the area with coming out for such a strong showing of support. We are so deeply appreciative of the work of our staff and volunteers and everyone who got behind this campaign and pushed it forward to a successful completion.” A Party …
Chuck Stadler defeated Jerome George Quinn to win the Democratic nomination. He will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Candice Miller in the Nov. 6 general election.
Chuck Stadler defeated Jerome George Quinn in the Democratic District 10 congressional primary, winning 61 percent of the vote. He will challenge incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Candice S. Miller for her House seat in November. Stadler received 8,051 votes to Quinn's 5,145 with all 142 precincts reporting. Miller, who ran uncontested for the Republican nomination, is currently serving her fifth term after being first elected to office in 2002. The District 10 House seat will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election. These results are unofficial until confirmed by the Macomb County clerk.