Michigan Won't Use 'Pure Michigan' Logo in Right to Work Ads

The Michigan Capitol is shown at twilight Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Lansing, Mich. Lawmakers continue work on budget bills that deal with a $2.8 billion shortfall before an Oct. 1 deadline. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan is halting the use of the "Pure Michigan" logo in ads touting the state's new right-to-work law.
A Michigan Economic Development Corp. official told lawmakers Thursday that the agency is re-evaluating the use of the award-winning tourism logo in economic development ads.
The state has been using the brand to market economic development for more than a year. But the decision to refer to the right-to-work law and Pure Michigan in a January ad in the Wall Street Journal struck a nerve with Democrats and others.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has denied knowledge of the ad before it ran and has said he wouldn't have emphasized right-to-work as much.