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Investigative reporting turns up massive overcollection of property taxes in Detroit

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An investigation by the Detroit News, Reveal, and PRX found that the city of Detroit collected $600 million more in property taxes than it should have based on over-assessed property values.

An investigation by Reveal, the Detroit News, and PRX discovered the city of Detroit collected $600 million more than it should have in taxes because of over-assessed property values. Detroit News reporter Christine MacDonald and freelance journalist Mark Betancourt co-reported the story. They joined us to talk about how those overvalued properties contributed to the high number of foreclosures on Detroit homeowners.