Indiana's 2015 RFRA debacle did more than cost the state its reputation; it cost it millions in business and tourism dollars.
From the AP:
Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state's religious objections law.
A document prepared by the tourism group Visit Indy shows that the 12 out-of-state groups were surveyed and all said that the state's controversial law played a role in their decision to hold their events elsewhere. The document was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its formal release Thursday.
The hearing for this year's RFRA bill will be held tomorrow. Hopefully the true cost of a RFRA will make the Senate Committee's decision easy.