As Congress stares down yet another deadline, state leaders once again may have to decide whether to open their own wallets to protect their local tourism industries.
The president of the U.S. Travel Association outlines the case for what state lawmakers are missing about tourism dollars, and why “travel promotion is one of the best returns on public investment.”
“I think I can speak for the rest of the city staff in that we wish there were a way we could host one of these once a year.”
Tourists and the defense and tech industries will be offered a chance to test the vehicles.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kauai repeals GMO disclosure bill; drought persists in Southern California; and Ohio’s proposed medical marijuana rules.
The Empire State doubled down on the tourism campaign local officials find obnoxious and unsafe last summer, even with the Federal Highway Administration threatening $1.7 billion in funding.
Small towns need your help, memories, and money.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Suspicious energy tax credits in Oregon; taxpayer cash pays for beads and drill batteries in Maine campaigns; Pennsylvania vaping ban.
Taxing tourists is a time-honored revenue-raiser for states, but international events may keep many foreigners—and their money —away during the next few years.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan mandated a later start date for students in an effort to rake in more money from the tourism industry.
The 111-year-old Aerial Lift Bridge is a reminder of Duluth’s industrial past and a landmark that’s at the center of the city’s tourism efforts.
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