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Bill advances to cut Hawaii Tourism Authority funding

  • BRUCE ASATO / JANUARY 30

    Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO George Szigeti said last year’s record tourism results — the 9.4 million visitors who came to Hawaii and the $16.8 billion that they spent — helped support 204,000 jobs and returned nearly $2 billion in taxes to the state. Above, visitors walk along Kalakaua Avenue near the Outrigger Waikiki.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee advanced a measure Tuesday to dramatically cut funding to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state agency responsible for marketing Hawaii to the world. Read more

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