What Are They Thinking?

Florida House Of Reps Plans Big Tourism Cuts

Plans by Florida’s House of Representatives to cut funding for VISIT FLORIDA by 67% has earned a sharp rebuke from the state’s governor, Rick Scott.

A statement released by Jackie Schutz, communications director for Governor Scott said:

“The Florida House is proposing a 67% cut to tourism marketing. More than a million Florida families rely on jobs in our tourism industry and are threatened with this massive cut.”

The statement continued:

“Unfortunately, some politicians in the Florida House think fighting for jobs is simply hysteria and don’t understand that jobs are not expendable to families who have to put food on the table.”

And it concludes:

“Governor Scott believes in transparency and accountability for any taxpayer dollars used and that is why he has demanded changes and brought in new leadership at VISIT FLORIDA.”


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