L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, Keith Owens with host Carol Cain talk about the presidential contest , the regional transit tax millage that voters will be asked to decide on this week's "Michigan Matters" Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CBS 62)

L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, Keith Owens with host Carol Cain talk about the presidential contest , the regional transit tax millage that voters will be asked to decide on this week’s “Michigan Matters” Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62.
(credit: Zuri Cheathem/CBS 62)

L. Brooks Patterson threw down the gauntlet in his opposition of the regional transit tax millage after he said he obtained more of what he wanted in the measure which voters will now decide this November.

Patterson said more municipalities in his county will be included in the plan.

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel also dropped his opposition to the tax plan.

The measure, which is intended to boost regional transit in the four counties circling Metro Detroit, will now go to voters in the general election.

Patterson was joined by Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, and Keith Owens, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle, on the roundtable which was moderated by Carol Cain.

Eric Larson and Faye Nelson with "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about Open Streets Detroit taking place next month, (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CBS 62)

Eric Larson and Faye Nelson with “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain talk about Open Streets Detroit taking place next month,
(credit: Zuri Cheathem/CBS 62)

Faye Nelson, who runs DTE Energy Foundation, and Eric Larson, CEO of Downtown Detroit Partnership, then appeared to talk about Open Streets Detroit which will take place Sept 25 and Oct 2 in Detroit.

Watch “Michigan Matters” on CBS 62 11:30 Sunday to hear more.

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