Economic Development Tax http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Economic Development Millage Increased, Faces Potential Challenge http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-economic-development-millage-increased-faces-potential-challenge <p>Washtenaw County is increasing a tax for economic development and agriculture, but is likely also facing a lawsuit over the tax.&nbsp;</p><p>The County Commissioners voted seven to one last night to levy a .07 mill public act 88 tax.&nbsp;</p><p>Bill McMaster is the chair of Taxpayers United and served as director for the Headlee Amendment campaign in 1978.&nbsp; McMaster says the tax is unconstitutional because it wasn't approved by voters.<br /><br />County officials however say voter approval isn't needed because the act is from 1913, well before the Headlee Amendment was approved.&nbsp; They say the state legislature recently reviewed Act 88 and didn't change it.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:49:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37392 at http://wemu.org