While Michigan's budget is being kept on life support by federal stimulus money, the state has given $48 million in incentives to 35 Hollywood filmmakers
The stats follow a growing discontent about Gov. Granholm's and the State Legislature which reimburses filmmakers up to 42 percent of the cost of a production project completed in the state.
The stated goal of the program is to build the filmmaking industry in the state and gain the resulting jobs.
Is this a waste of the taxpayers' money?
Are there other programs where it could have had more tangible results for taxpayers? Read a Detroit Free Press story about the most recent report from the state's filmmaking office.