To The Daily Sun,
I might add to the letter on cutting the tourism budget.
Most people will think this an unnecessary expenditure by the state, but they should think of all the jobs tourism supports. I believe tourism-related jobs is the biggest employer in the state (except maybe government). Cut tourism and that cuts tolls, which cuts DOT budgets. Cut tourism and that cuts liquor sales, one of the largest revenue producers the state has. I can go on, but feel if every legislator thought about it they would see that it is cutting off the very hand that feeds their whole budget.
One last thing: the lawmakers love to get a law passed for taxes by saying all or a portion will help fund a related item, then in a few years slip that money to something else. Tolls/gas tax going to roads. Sweeps profits all to education. Rooms & Meals going toward tourism.
Think this through hard, good and worthy lawmakers!
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