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Poll Shows Support for Plan to Send Financial Aid to Detroit

Much discussion of late on whether millions of dollars requested to help Detroit get back on it’s feet would be better used fixing Michigan roads.  But now, a survey seems to indicate tremendous support for the idea.

Poll finds more support in Detroit area, less in west Michigan and outlying areas.

The Detroit News is reporting that the poll, commissioned by Business Leaders for Michigan, found two-thirds of the 600 likely voters questioned, support the idea to kick in $350 million to aid city pensions and protect the Motor City’s art collection.

The results released just hours before the idea is to be proposed in Lansing.

The article says the legislation calls for some of the money to be paid upfront by taking $195 million from the state’s rainy day account.  The rest to be paid over the next 20 years.  The money would be added to a fund that would limit pension cuts and protect the DIA.

While the majority of those in this survey were found to be in support of the proposal, the biggest approval rating came from the Detroit area.  Support, according to the survey, fell to just 53% in the west and southwest Michigan areas.

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