Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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June 23, 2012
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$3.2M tourism deal is put on hold

State lawmakers have put a new tourism contract to promote Nevada on hold despite the concerns of one lawmaker that the move exceeds legislative authority.

Concerns have been raised by Sen. Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, about the intent to award the two-year, $3.2 million contract to an out-of-state firm.

Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest public relations firms in the country, was selected by a state agency to handle the promotion of Nevada for the next two years.

"We haven't had a bad tourism plan in the past, so I have some real reservations," Horsford said during Thursday's Interim Finance Committee …

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