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Legislative committees to discuss big measures

By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network

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LANSING, MI –
Lawmakers at the state Capitol will be debating big measures this week, including whether to use 20 million dollars to keep the Pure Michigan ad campaign running for the entire year.

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Lawmakers are expected to approve the funds for the Pure Michigan ad campaign, though they will continue hearing testimony from representatives of Michigan's tourism industry. Hotel owners, golf course owners and other tourism business representatives say the ad campaign pays for itself and has brought more out-of-state visitors to Michigan. But the Legislature has been unable to come up with a source of funding for Pure Michigan.

Lawmakers are also expected to discuss a controversial measure to eliminate a law that requires store owners to put price tags on items on their shelves. Governor Rick Snyder called on the Legislature to repeal the item-pricing law.

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