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Wayne County

November 24, 2018, 9am PST
The buyback plan diverts properties from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, keeping them in government hands until residents can repay the purchase price.
Detroit Free Press
August 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
The saga of the voter-approved Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation millage appears to have reached a conclusion that will allow bus service to continue in Macomb County, Michigan.
The Detroit Free Press
August 23, 2018, 5am PDT
The Michigan Taxpayers Alliance is seeking a recount of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) millage that passed by only 39 votes in the August 7 primary.
The Detroit Free Press
November 30, 2017, 6am PST
A city-county land swap will allow Dan Gilbert to reimagine a former jail, plus build an entirely new one.
Detroit Free Press
November 17, 2016, 9am PST
A $4.6 billion transit plan proposed by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan received 49.5 percent of the vote on November 8. The millage tax would have funded bus rapid transit and regional rail within a four-county region.
Ann Arbor News
November 11, 2016, 10am PST
Voters in the Detroit region had a chance to reverse 40 years of neglect for regional transit. Instead, they kicked the can down the road.
Detroit Free Press
September 21, 2015, 11am PDT
A new law makes it impossible for property owners delinquent on their property taxes to bid in a foreclosure auction to keep their homes. Larger, commercial interests are benefitting from the change.
CityLab
September 10, 2014, 12pm PDT
One of the most politically treacherous proposals of Detroit's bankruptcy plan has finally gained approval—a regional water authority.
The Detroit News
April 16, 2014, 9am PDT
One of the unanswered questions of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy future is what will happen with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, especially after negotiations to create a regional authority ended in failure this week.
Detroit Free Press
April 16, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A HUD plan that allows municipalities to buy up foreclosed homes for just $1 is causing controversy in Wayne County, Michigan, where cities and counties are fighting over who is best suited to take over abandoned homes.</p>
The Detroit Free Press