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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 04:22 PM
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WTF? MI lottery spends $40,000 for fireworks show in home town of the DeVos and Prince clans
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This may be the only time I agree with the RW Mackinac Center.


http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/0...

Are July 4 fireworks in downtown Grand Rapids burning state education funds via Lottery sponsorship?
Published: Friday, July 02, 2010, 1:29 PM Updated: Friday, July 02, 2010, 1:43 PM
Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS -- When kids "ooh and aah" over Sunday night's Downtown Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park, will they be watching their education dollars going up in smoke?

That's what the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and a Detroit-area state legislator are saying.

They are critical of the state Lottery Commission's $40,000 co-sponsorship of Grand Rapids Fourth of July fireworks display.

"Maybe the Fourth of July star shells purchased with lottery funds will spell out some of the Algebra I lesson high school students are supposed to learn these days," said Jack McHugh, a senior legislative analyst with the Midland-based free market think tank.

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