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Hotels oppose room tax

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Representatives from two local hotels attended the Nov. 24 City Council meeting to ask River Falls not to increase its room tax from 5% to 8%.

Dustin Hanson spoke on behalf of Best Western and said the tax hike creates a competitive disadvantage for River Falls. He also said hotel guests shouldn't be charged so much considering that the money collected via the room tax is to be spent on tourism, which benefits more entities than just the hotels.

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