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Malloy, Williams address tourism conference highlighting "Still Revolutionary" campaign

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. are speaking at a Hartford conference on tourism.

Their remarks came at Tuesday’s event at the Connecticut Convention Center, which also included a presentation on the impact of Connecticut’s “Still Revolutionary” campaign.

Malloy said the two-year, $27 million state marketing initiative, unveiled last year, has paid off. He said there were more than 270,000 additional visits to Connecticut in the past year, generating an extra $161 million on dining, entertainment and vacationing.

Williams called for supporting Malloy’s proposal to change the definition of the state’s constitutional cap on spending to exempt additional Medicaid spending and free up resources for “critical enterprises” like tourism.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is scheduled to deliver remarks later in the day.