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Governor veto's bill for Marquette advisory board in St. Ignace

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Governor Snyder has vetoed a bill that would create an advisory board for a memorial site in the upper peninsula honoring Father Jacques Marquette.

Snyder says he vetoed it because it implies that the state would help pay for a new museum at the 58-acre site in St. Ignace.

He says the project would cost millions of dollars.

The governor says a state board is unnecessary and the work can be done by a community group.

Marquette was a Jesuit missionary and great lakes explorer in the 1600's.

In the Midwest, cities, counties and a Milwaukee university are named for him.

The memorial site in St. Ignace has a trail and picnic areas.

A museum was destroyed by fire in 2000.