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Editorial: Timing bad for any kind of tax hike

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The City Council did the right thing last month by putting off a decision on whether to raise the local lodging tax from 5% to 8%.

There's no other way to say this: It's just a lousy time for raising taxes, even if they apply to visitors and travelers staying overnight in River Falls.

Actually, most people would say it's never a good time to raise taxes. That's always an unpopular decision. But it's worse now and everybody knows it.

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