lodging tax http://kbia.org en Columbia: Lodging tax could fund airport upgrades http://kbia.org/post/columbia-lodging-tax-could-fund-airport-upgrades <p>A new report shows Columbia could seek voter approval to raise the hotel tax to pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport.</p><p>Cities like Columbia are authorized to impose a hotel tax of up to 7 percent to fund the "promotion, operation and development of tourism." The report also says the city could also legally levy a fee on each occupied hotel room.<br>Kansas City has such a fee, charging hotels and motels $1.50 per occupied room.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:19:27 +0000 Associated Press 20475 at http://kbia.org Columbia: Lodging tax could fund airport upgrades Columbia Regional Airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-expansion <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:33:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7546 at http://kbia.org Columbia Regional Airport expansion