A report at AnnArbor.com indicates an increase in the number of hotel room rentals in the Ann Arbor area and credits the Michigan film subsidy, but the story fails to mention any impact on hotels - or other businesses - throughout the rest of Michigan that pay taxes to fund the subsidy.

The story cites Communications Specialist Kathy Hoekstra, who has covered the film subsidy extensively since its inception, including reports on other subsidies associated with the program that have backfired, problems movie making has caused Michigan businesses and legal and financial crises film subsidies have been associated with in other states.


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