N.H. Tourism Officials Concerned About Cuts In Proposed State Budget

Apr 27, 2015

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New Hamsphire tourism officials say they’re concerned about the impact of proposed cuts in the state’s next two-year budget.

The plan put forth by the House Finance Committee last month cut nearly $3.8 million from $4.7 million Gov. Maggie Hassan requested for each of the next two years for the Division of Travel and Tourism Development.

Division spokeswoman Kris Neilsen tells the Eagle Tribune the budget as proposed would have a major impact on the state’s ability to attract people to the state’s tourist attractions.

Tourism officials say fewer people visiting New Hampshire would lead to a drop in revenue coming from the state’s rooms and meals tax.

They’re calling on Senate lawmakers to restore the funding, as they consider the $11.2 billion state budget.