hotel tax http://kbia.org en Newscast for April 17, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-17-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:</p><ul><li><p>More skepticism in the Ryan Ferguson murder trial -- this time from a forensic expert.</p></li><li><p>A Columbia hotel group supports a tax hike that would improve the Columbia Regional Airport.</p></li><li><p>A bill that would outlaw undercover activism.</p></li></ul> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel 12572 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 17, 2012 Hotels support smaller tax increase for airport improvements http://kbia.org/post/hotels-support-smaller-tax-increase-airport-improvements <p>The head of a Columbia Chamber of Commerce task force trying to find ways to improve air travel in Mid-Missouri says it will consider a smaller hotel tax increase, now that a larger one has appeared to stall. Greg Steinhoff says hotel owners in Columbia weren&rsquo;t thrilled with the idea of a 3 percent increase to the hotel tax, with the proceeds to be used for airport upgrades. But now that an organization representing those owners has said it would support a 1 percent hotel tax increase, Steinhoff says his task force will try to figure out how far that money would go.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:39:13 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 12563 at http://kbia.org Hotels support smaller tax increase for airport improvements Newscast for March 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-8-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars</li><li>City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units</li><li>Opponents of blight designation voice concerns</li></ul> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:17:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 10183 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 8, 2012