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May 26, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Harris

Hotel/Motel Tax

A tax increase is on the June 7th Ballot in St. Joseph.

The 3% increase to the hotel-motel tax brings the tax total to 6%. The tax is paid by those who rent overnight guest rooms, but does not apply to meeting rooms or reception and dining facilities. Co-chairman of the hotel-motel tax, John Courley says much of the tax he says that money would help fund specific projects in St. Joseph.

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Courley adds the money will also help in adding to the River Walk, and creating a river front RV Park.