Editorial: Timing bad for any kind of tax hike
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.