DALLAS -- A lawsuit filed against the state of Michigan on behalf of 14 local municipalities this month seeks to correct what they contend is a miscalculation in state aid that has shortchanged them for two decades.

The governments are being shortchanged by as much as $4 billion a year, said Wayne State University School of Law professor John Mogk. He is the co-founder along with Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane of Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government. The group filed the lawsuit with the Michigan Court of Appeals on Sept. 7th.

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