'Pure Michigan' Gets Good News

By: AP
By: AP

It probably won't be long until the state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign gets more money.
The Michigan Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would transfer an additional $10 million into the campaign from the state's 21st Century Jobs Fund. That would be an increase from the currently scheduled $10 million.
The Michigan House passed its own version of the proposal earlier this month. But the proposal can't go to Gov. Rick Snyder until the House and Senate approve the exact same bill, which hasn't happened yet.
Pure Michigan campaign supporters say the latest proposed increase would boost overall funding for the program to $25 million as requested by Snyder.
Lawmakers say they generally like the Pure Michigan program but haven't agreed on funding plans in recent years.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 at 03:13 AM
    I think some would agree,most know how beautiful michigan is.How ever,we have high gas tax,& some things that may keep people from coming to mich to vacation.I think with schools & other programs needing funded,it is foolish to spend money on "Pure Michigan ads"At one time we had a lot of tourist businesses,but the single business helped bring them down.I hope taxes on businesses can become reasonable,so not to hurt more.& we all hope JOBS come to Michigan.I just don't think doing things real fast is going to help any one.Long term effects could hurt more than help.Michigan has been going down hill for years.The wrong greedy taxing has but us with no jobs.But Government is to blame for that.Yet they want to punish the wrong people.While the rich stay rich.
  • by TCM Location: Holt on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:20 AM
    This is great. Pure Michigan is a benefit to our state by way of the millions of dollars tourism brings in and by reminding those of us who live here why we choose to. These ads have proven to be very successful. Good job !
  • by John Location: Jackson on Feb 23, 2011 at 03:16 AM
    Pumping millions of dollars in to a completly scriptied "commercial" Michigan is nothing more than a lie. Snyder doubles speaks at will. He has already proven he is a Govenor to be forgotten.
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