Hunter Higgs continues to work with the Massachusetts Visitor Industry Council (MVIC) to increase state funding for regional tourism promotion. We are pleased to report that, working with hundreds of tourism advocates, our advocacy campaign is succeeding. The Massachusetts House of Representatives adopted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and supported by Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill). The amendment raised the proposed FY 12 appropriation from $1 million to $6 million. In their version of the budget, the Senate also appropriated $6 million.
We are currently directing our advocacy to the Governor’s office.
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