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Webster tourism bureau sees cut in state funding; passes 2017 budget

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The Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau faces a 15 percent cut in state funding and could lose all state funding due to Louisiana’s budget crisis, Commission Chair Jerry Madden said.

“We don’t know that yet,” he said. “We’re not to the point where we can say, ‘Oh yeah, it’s going to be there.’ We’re being proactive in operating as though it’s not going to be. They could cut all tourism or even more.”

Finance committee chair Ty Pendergrass went over the proposed budget as well as amendments for 2016 during Tuesday’s commission meeting.
He said $30,750 has been cut to help

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