03/30/2012 10:41 am ET

DIA Will Ask Voters To Pass Art-themed Millage Tax In Wayne County

By Ashley C. Woods, MLive

A ruling by the Wayne County Commission expected next week is the latest step in the Detroit Institute of Arts' plan to put a .2-mill tax on the ballot for voters as early as the August primaries.

Museum officials hope passing a millage, possibly in exchange for free admission for residents, will help shore up the DIA's ongoing budget woes and pave the way for building a long-term endowment.

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