mill·​age | \ ˈmi-lij \

Definition of millage

: a rate (as of taxation) expressed in mills per dollar

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According to Boyce, a millage rate increase is still needed because 52 percent of properties in the county have a floating homestead exemption, which freezes the taxable value of the home. Christina Maxouris, ajc, "Cobb Chairman: County credit rating at risk without tax hike," 25 June 2018 Voters OK'd allowing the district to replace its sinking fund millage, which is set to expire in December. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "3 votes the difference in two metro Detroit school elections," 9 May 2018 The fourth committee opposes a countywide ballot question which basically would renew the millage for the suburban bus system. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Clinton Twp. firefighter accused of campaign finance violation," 6 July 2018 Two years ago, voters in the city — the state's fourth largest — approved a 20-year parks and recreation millage that was expected to cost the average taxpayer about $63 a year. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "New splash pad a cool hit in Sterling Heights as heat wave rolls in," 28 June 2018 The office's current 2.60 millage generates about $5.2 million annually. Robert Rhoden,, "St. Tammany Parish assessor to roll back his millage," 16 May 2018 Lawrenceville officials voted to decrease the millage rate of 1.909 mills to 1.826 mills for the 2018/19 fiscal year. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Lawrenceville lowers millage rate for 2018/19 Fiscal Year," 13 July 2018 Sugar Hill has tentatively chosen to keep its millage rate at 3.8 mills for 2018, resulting in an increase in property taxes by 5.15 percent for most property owners. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Sugar Hill announces tax increase; millage rate remains the same," 4 July 2018 Hiaasen was hired at the Palm Beach Post in the 1990s to cover county government but displayed a writing flair that begged for better material than millage rates. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Rob Hiaasen, journalist killed in Maryland newsroom shooting, had deep South Florida ties," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of millage

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of millage was in 1891

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