You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

WTF? MI lottery spends $40,000 for fireworks show in home town of the DeVos and Prince clans [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 03:22 PM
Original message
WTF? MI lottery spends $40,000 for fireworks show in home town of the DeVos and Prince clans
Advertisements [?]
This may be the only time I agree with the RW Mackinac Center.

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.

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC