That's what's going down in Colorado this week, as a number of that State's Representatives want their Tourism Office to go dark. Again.
When they did it last time, it became one of the most quoted case studies in the Destination Marketing industry. In the first year after shuttering the Department, Colorado went from the Number 1 preferred destination to, wait for it...Number 17. The State forfeited tens of millions of dollars of sales, room and property taxes over the next five years and shed thousands of jobs. A net loss for a State that really should know better.
Has no one in the Legislature read the case study? Do they think history won't repeat itself?
Or, do they not care...because the Tourism Industry doesn't vote? And, at the end of the day, that's all they really do care about. They say they care about jobs. They say they care about keeping taxes low.
They really only care about getting re-elected. Or this insanity wouldn't be happening. Again.
UPDATE: From the online reports I've seen...it looks like House Republicans failed to achieve their goal. But, really...it never should have come up in the first place.