Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz is set today to collect a $23,000 bonus that's tied to homeowners' misery.
An obscure law has allowed Wojtowicz to receive more than $540,000 over the past 15 years for collecting delinquent taxes for county communities. He makes no apologies for the pay that comes atop his $116,000 salary.
But county commissioners say he's the only Michigan treasurer to take the cash and want the state to ban the bonus. Some say it's unseemly for Wojtowicz to make money from a recession that's devastated families.