MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Southeastern Michigan officials say they're concerned that a utility is seeking a bigger reduction in property taxes for the Monroe Power Plant than previously expected.
The Monroe News reports Detroit-based DTE Energy is seeking a 60 percent cut for the coal-fired plant after saying it would ask the Michigan Tax Tribunal for a 45 percent cut.
Officials learned earlier that DTE filed for a 60 percent property tax reduction for its Fermi 2 nuclear plant.
DTE spokesman Peter Ternes says the tax tribunal filings were "merely protective appeals that needed to be logged by a set deadline because agreements with the local taxing jurisdictions were not completed."
He says the company wants to reach a "reasonable agreement."
The cut would affect funds for municipalities, schools and libraries, among others.