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Travel and Tourism Committee Update
March 30, 2012

Budget Summary

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced an agreement on the budget earlier this week. Their final agreement included more money than originally proposed for both the I Love NY state marketing program and the county matching funds program.

A summary of provisions contained in the final budget that impacts various aspects of the travel and tourism industry is below including a new state Gaming Commission and the transfer of Belleayre Mountain operations to the Olympic Regional Development Authority. These bills are expected to be voted on Friday, March 30.

Appropriations:

Article VII: