By the Numbers

Legislators' Pet Projects

Decrease in Michigan green jobs: 85,228 in 2010 to 82,644 in 2011.

Increase in total payroll employment in Michigan in the same period: 2.3 percent

Since the Recession: Manufacturing jobs added: 110,300 (25.1 percent gain)  Private-sector service jobs: 158,200 (6.0 percent gain)

$39,767,000: The estimated incentive paid by Michigan taxpayers for the production of the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful

$20,000,000: Estimated subsidy awarded to Transformers 4 from Michigan taxpayers