Last month, Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell said he would accept cuts in senior citizens’ programs to recover $5-million cut from tourism promotion. Now, he’s praising a measure in the Legislature recovering more than $3-million from senior citizens’ programs – without any mention of tourism dollars. Maxwell explains the recovery of that $3-million comes from tobacco settlement funds and is a separate issue from the money he wants recovered for the tourism budget. Maxwell says if he can get all of the tourism money back, the return for the money spent would more than fund other programs with cuts from general revenues sources.
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