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

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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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)

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.


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