May 10, 2017
The Florida legislature passed an $82 billion budget that slashed 67% of Visit Florida's budget, setting up a possible veto by Gov. Rick Scott, according to M&C sister publication Travel Weekly.

Scott campaigned aggressively for the state's marketing arm, requesting $100 million in funds for the organization. Instead, the legislature gave Visit Florida $25 million.

"The legislature's decision to cut tourism marketing could lead to a drastic reduction in visitor spending to our local businesses and revenue to our state," Scott said in a statement responding to the budget. 

For more, visit Travel Weekly.