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CT tourism coalition seeks state aid in restoring marketing funds

Sen. Paul Formica has proposed dedicating 1.5 percent of the hotel occupancy tax to tourism needs.

Malloy touts state tourism gains in ’15; last year’s budget cuts...

The governor trumpeted a 4.6 percent increase in economic impact in 2015, but didn't address budgetary shortfalls last year.

Minus funds, Connecticut’s tourism department takes over marketing via ‘listening tour’

Meanwhile, the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau in Litchfield is hoping to persuade lawmakers to restore financing.

State budget cuts gut Western Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pro-tourism legislators are seeking meetings with the governor and various state agencies, but time is running out.