Legislators propose to more than double arts, culture and tourism funding to $58.5M

A bipartisan group of legislators has proposed a bill that would increase funding for tourism, arts and culture initiatives in Connecticut to $58.5 million, up from its current level of $21.4 million for 2022-23.

The bill, HB 6321, is co-sponsored by state Sen. Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) who said that tourism, arts and culture have proven to have a significant return on investment.

“It’s a more significant state investment than we’ve seen in the past, but if it pans out, as we would anticipate, a $58 million investment could bring a $175 million return on investment,” Cohen told the Hartford Business Journal.

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Published January 30, 2023
By Andrew Larson
Hartford Business Journal

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