Pure Michigan Funding Passes in Senate

The state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign soon will be getting more money. The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved by a 35-1 vote a bill that would add $10 million more to the campaign that advertises the state's golf courses, beaches and other attractions to a national audience. The House has passed the same bill and is expected to soon send the measure to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. The bill approved Thursday allows an additional $10 million to be transferred into the campaign from the state's 21st Century Jobs Fund. That's twice the previously allotted amount. Pure Michigan campaign supporters say the latest proposed increase would boost overall funding for the program to $25 million as requested by Snyder. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)