- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) - A proposal to sell $50 million in bonds for technology improvements in suburban Detroit’s Grosse Pointe Public Schools was trailing in an unofficial vote count.

It was one of several tax issues on ballots around Michigan on Tuesday.

The Grosse Pointe schools were seeking financing for a fiber optic network, purchase of equipment, renovation of infrastructure and security improvements.

With results from all six communities reported at 11:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, there were 3,593 votes in favor and 8,486 against.

The 10-year measure would raise taxes by 2.28 mills in the first year. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a property’s assessed value.

Michigan assesses property at half its estimated market value. The owner of a home worth $200,000 and assessed at $100,000 would pay about $228 a year.

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