Last Year's RFRA Bill May Have Cost Indiana $60 Million

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.

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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.