1. Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants

    Western Mass. business leaders urge top state officials to restore $6 million in tourism grants
    Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, said that for every dollar spent on tourism promotion and advertising, $40 comes back to the state in taxes. The state and communities collect about $250 million a year in taxes from motel rooms.
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