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Tourism bill vetoed by Hickenlooper
DENVER — A tourism bill that could have increased tax breaks for tourism projects has been vetoed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who says the proposal was too rushed.
The Democratic governor vetoed the bill Friday, his first veto of the year. The bill would have eliminated a cap on the number of tourism projects available for funding by a state tourism authority.
Hickenlooper told reporters after the veto that he likes proposal to spur job creation, but that expanding a tourism tax break created just three years ago was too rushed.
The Regional Tourism Act allows the state to give a 30-year tax break to two projects a year that will generate a large number of out-of-stated visitors. The bill would have expanded that number.
Senate Bill 124: http://goo.gl/bYszE