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Letter: In support of the lodging tax


Dear Editor,

The renewal of the Sweetwater County Lodging Tax will be on the ballot Nov. 4. This tax helps bring in more than $185 million each year, provides 1,900 jobs and contributes millions in taxes.

Yet, the tax does not cost you or me one cent. This tax is paid by visitors who stay overnight in our hotels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. No local residents pay this tax unless they stay in our lodging establishments.

The Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board uses the funds to develop tourism and enhance the local economy by bringing visitors to the area that will stay...

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