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Mayor Seeks Funds for City From Unlikely Source

The mayor of Mt. Clemens, Michigan is turning to an unlikely source to help pay for stretched city services -- local non-profits. With 42% of city property tax exempt, Mayor Dempsey is asking non-profits to pay as if they were taxed.

Paul Tait, executive director for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, calls the mayor's move as "trying to pull a fiscal rabbit out of a hat."

The mayor says she knows it's a Hail Mary, but she believes that some non-profits will step forward.

Full Story: Mr. Clemens Begs for Cash

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