Tourism funding increases faces tough fight in Florida legislature

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Gov. Rick Scott's request for lawmakers to boost tourism marketing by $24 million next year might be a tough sell in the House. Members of the House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee said Wednesday that Visit Florida would have to justify the proposed increase by showing how many of the 112.3 million visitors last year, and 88.2 million so far this year, came to Florida because of the agency's marketing efforts. “Throwing out $75 million and 112 million visitors is just not...

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