Dollar figures touted by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in her State of the State address last week came from a study about the supposed benefits of tourism subsidies that is not yet complete.
Gov. Granholm said that the state gets $2.23 back for every dollar it spends on advertising through the "Pure Michigan" campaign. That information came from a report that won't be finished for another month, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.
Mike LaFaive, director of the Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, told the Livingston Daily that releasing such information without the full study is uncommon.
"Normally, a scholarly study will include references to all of its sources," he told the paper.