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Chamber officials say bed tax funds used on tourism

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March 6, 2013

Chamber of Commerce officials assured Mayor Dan Bing they are spending motel tax revenue as required on tourism....

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STofit

Mar-06-13 7:25 AM

Not only is it not right, but I bet it isn't legal. If you want to promote tourism first thing you need is an attraction, then remove the bed tax to make staying here affordable

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concerned

Mar-06-13 6:17 AM

Does anyone else think there is something wrong with the government taxing people and then turning the tax money over to a private non elected organization to spend as they will? Seems to me the government entity that did the taxing should have the responsibilty to use that tax money properly not hand it over to private clubs. That just don't seem right to me.

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