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Snyder signs laws making Capitol a historic site

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws establishing the state Capitol as a state historic site and creating a commission to ensure the building is maintained.

The governor said Thursday that the laws give the 135-year-old building the protection it deserves. It's one of fewer than 2,500 National Historic Landmarks.

Lawmakers, however, have not yet designated an ongoing funding source for Capitol maintenance projects.

Snyder also signed laws letting customers bring their own bottles of wine to restaurants with a liquor license and designating a regional economic development district in the Upper Peninsula.

Another new law creates a fund to sell the public on the benefits of hunting. The fund will receive about $1.6 million a year from an already approved $1 surcharge on new base hunting and fishing licenses.

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