The Grand Rapids Press and WOOD-TV are reporting that Michigan Film Office Director Janet Lockwood agreed with Mackinac Center analysts that a proposed movie studio seeking state subsidies is questionable.

Michigan Capitol Confidential broke the story after an e-mail from Lockwood, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, quoted her saying "So disappointing, it looked so promising. But it's not. This time I am agreeing with the Mac Center." Lockwood was referring to Hangar42, about which issues were raised after a months-long Mackinac Center investigation.

More Mackinac Center analysis of the studio deal can be found here, here and here.

Read more Grand Rapids Press coverage about Hangar42 here.


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