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Tourism industry asks for changes in school start date law

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Inside the state capital Thursday, the Anderson Economic Group released it’s study revealing the financial impact of Michigan’s Post Labor Day law.

The law was fully into effect in 2006 allowing for accurate data to be obtainable in 2007.

“We found that there was a noticeable effect on Michigan tourism measured in hotel room nights and other spending at restaurants, in transportation, and entertainment,” said Alex Rosaen of the Anderson Economic Group.

The report says Michigan saw more than $20 million dollars in extra revenue when schools were required to start after Labor Day.


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