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City leaders concerned Texas voting bill will lead to fallout, cost tourism industry

“We’ve already seen main occasions pulled out of Georgia due to the legal guidelines which are geared towards suppressing the vote over there,” Mayor Nirenberg talked about.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg says he’s involved a Texas voting proposal would result in fallout which will impression San Antonio’s tourism business. 

“We’ve already seen main occasions pulled out of Georgia due to the legal guidelines which are geared towards suppressing the vote over there,” he talked about. “I definitely don’t need it to occur in Texas.”

Main League Baseball moved its All-Star sport from Atlanta after Georgia lawmakers handed a measure making it harder to vote early and vote absentee. Cobb County officers say the native financial system will miss out on $100 million with out the mid-season festivities. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott backed out of the Texas Rangers’ opening day ceremonies Monday, saying the league’s decision pushes a “false narrative” regarding the Georgia regulation. 

An an identical proposal which will end drive-thru voting and forestall large cities from extending early voting hours cleared the Texas Senate last week and awaits debate inside the Home.

“I simply don’t get it,” Bexar County determine Nelson Wolff talked about. 

Tourism is San Antonio’s third-largest business, injecting some $15 billion into the native financial system yearly sooner than the pandemic.

San Antonio Sports activities duties the women’s NCAA Basketball match that concluded this weekend will web city roughly $27 million in direct spending. A analysis the muse commissioned talked about women’s March Insanity would ship 15,000 visitors to city.

“Something that’s going to influence visitation to San Antonio is essential to us,” Go to San Antonio’s Richard Oliver. “We’re conserving our finger on the heartbeat.”

Oliver says Go to San Antonio has not contacted Texas lawmakers to concentrate on the measure and its potential impression on visitation, nonetheless he well-known that politics have impacted tourism in Bexar County sooner than. 

“Simply the primary couple of weeks discussing the toilet invoice in Austin price us about $3 million {dollars} in enterprise, the place teams weren’t wanting to come back to Texas at that time,” he talked about. 

Oliver says he isn’t heard rumblings event organizers are considering any cancellations in San Antonio related to the Texas proposal. 

“If it rises to the extent the place we see it’s going to influence visitation, which we’ve got not but, we might wade in and provides our two cents,” Oliver talked about.

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