Category Archives: Legislative

You’re Invited to the Annual Salute to Missouri Legislators

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2015 Salute To Missouri Legislators reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. January 28, 2015, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City Buffet and Beverages Music provided by Jerry Hoover and the Missouri State University – Jeff City Combo $40 per person · Bus transportation is available Please RSVP to […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

Salute to Legislators Planning is Underway

Planning has begun for the 30th Annual Salute to Missouri Legislators set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The reception is hosted by the Springfield Metro Partnership, a group of organizations working together to present a united front on legislative issues affecting Springfield and southwest Missouri. The group also […]
Read More...
Also posted in Events. Comments closed

Power of Travel Coalition Introduces Congressional Scorecard

A new resource designed to educate about the positions members of Congress are taking on key travel policies was recently launched by the Power of Travel Coalition. The Congressional Scorecard displays the stances of all representatives and senators on issues such as Brand USA reauthorization, the JOLT Act and whether they are members of their […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

Bill to Grow International Tourism Passed by U.S. Representatives

Thanks to the “Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act,” the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau can continue efforts to attract international travelers to the city. The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives July 22. It reauthorizes Brand USA, a public-private […]
Read More...
Also posted in Marketing. Comments closed

Committee Recommends $8.5 million Increase for Tourism

A conference committee appointed to work out differences between House and Senate versions of the FY15 budget settled on an increase of $8.5 million for the Missouri Division of Tourism, providing the division with its largest budget in nearly five years. In addition to the $8.5 million increase for tourism, the committee also approved a […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

Ask Congress to Support Brand USA Reauthorization

The Power of Travel Coalition, a project of the U.S. Travel Association, is the grassroots army defending and strengthening the American travel community to enhance the economy and create jobs. The coalition is urging all with an interest in the travel industry to contact their U.S. legislators and encourage them to support reauthorization of Brand […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

Good News from the State Capitol

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $10 million increase for the Missouri Division of Tourism. The budget will now go to the full Senate where it is expected to be approved. Because the House and Senate versions of the budget are different it will then go to a Joint Conference Committee. That means the […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

We Flipped for Tourism in Jefferson City

Members representing destination marketing organizations throughout the state were in Jefferson City Feb. 26-27 for the annual Capitol Days for Tourism event. Springfield CVB staff spent the day Feb. 26 meeting with several legislators to encourage their support of increased funding for the Missouri Division of Tourism and on Feb. 27, the annual pancake breakfast […]
Read More...
Posted in Legislative. Comments closed

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt Receives Award from U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association bestowed the first annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award on four members of the U.S. Congress, including U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). The recipients, who also include Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), were honored for their exceptional leadership in advocating and enacting policies that […]
Read More...
Also posted in Awards. Comments closed

Capitol Days for Tourism Set for Feb. 26-27

Join your hospitality industry peers at Capitol Days for Tourism Feb. 26-27 in Jefferson City. This annual event is an opportunity to meet with your state legislators and discuss issues important to you and your business. Activities include the Missouri Travel Council  membership meeting and awards luncheon, a legislative action workshop, visits with legislators and […]
Read More...
Also posted in Networking. Comments closed

Search the Issues & Info Archives