Gov. signs bill designating portion of U.S. 31 as Medal of Honor Recipients Highway

Gov. Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that renames a portion of U.S. 31 in Ottawa County as the Medal of Honor Recipients Highway. The renamed portion of the highway stretches from Interstate 196 on Holland's south side to M-45 in Grand Haven Township. The measure was sponsored in the state House by Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township.
Jul 13, 2011


“I am very pleased that we are able to honor the Holland-area service members and Medal of Honor recipients,” Price said. “Recognizing the sacrifices made by our heroes is the least we can do to honor them and their memories. My colleagues and I are proud to memorialize the four Medal of Honor recipients from the greater Holland area, and their lives and actions in service to our country.”

Snyder also signed legislation allowing more flexibility for Michigan’s movie and film incentive program.

The legislation that Snyder announced signing Tuesday gives the Michigan Film Office the ability to negotiate the size of the credits it offers to movie, television and video game producers. The incentives offered can be lower than the 42-percent subsidy now provided automatically when a project is approved for credits.

Supporters of the change say the current system may provide more taxpayer support for projects than necessary.

The state’s movie and film credit program will be capped at $25 million in the fiscal year that starts in October. The state’s current incentive program is not capped and offers some of the most generous credits in the nation.

— From local and Associated Press reports


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