hotels http://kbia.org en Montee releases TV ad criticising Lt. Gov. Kinder http://kbia.org/post/montee-releases-tv-ad-criticising-lt-gov-kinder <p>Democratic challenger Susan Montee is criticizing Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder over hotel bills and dealings with a stripper in a new TV ad.<br> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:56:45 +0000 Associated Press 22997 at http://kbia.org Montee releases TV ad criticising Lt. Gov. Kinder Some Columbia residents open homes to visiting SEC fans http://kbia.org/post/some-columbia-residents-open-homes-visiting-sec-fans <p>Some Columbia homeowners are taking advantage of packed hotels this year by renting out their properties on home game football weekends. MU’s transition to the SEC has inspired a number of homeowners to open their homes for a weekend to visiting fans.</p><p>Dan Reidt, local property owner, decided to join the bandwagon after hearing about the money other renters were hoping to earn.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:21:18 +0000 Kelsey Kerwin 20668 at http://kbia.org Some Columbia residents open homes to visiting SEC fans After GSA scandal and cancellation, Missouri hotels scrambling to fill over 11,000 rooms http://kbia.org/post/after-gsa-scandal-and-cancellation-missouri-hotels-scrambling-fill-over-11000-rooms A scandal that erupted in April over<a href="http://www.gsaig.gov/?LinkServID=90537F5B-FBF8-E39E-A4F0D09005742C28&showMeta=0"> lavish spending by the General Services Administration</a>, the government&#39;s logistics provider, is leaving hotels in St. Louis scrambling to fill rooms.<p>The GSA&#39;s <a href="http://www.govenergy.com/Index.aspx">GovEnergy conference</a> was scheduled to start August 19. Attendees had booked more than 11,000 hotel rooms over the three days. But the agency informed the St. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:22:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 17908 at http://kbia.org Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/hotel-tax-would-help-fund-airport-expansion <p>Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel. &nbsp;The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:25:34 +0000 Katherine Biek 10175 at http://kbia.org Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport http://kbia.org/post/matthes-says-proposed-tax-increase-could-finance-regional-airport <p>A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport, according to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:32:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7667 at http://kbia.org Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport