02/03/2012 12:28 pm ET

DIA Explores Regional Tax For Museum Operations

Detroit -- The Detroit Institute of Arts wants area residents this year to authorize a tax to help maintain operations of the world-renowned institution.

Stung by the recession, leaders of the city-owned museum have met privately in the past few weeks with leaders of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about a possible 0.2-mill tax that would raise about $23 million a year.

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