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Stick with original purpose

Thank you for a well done article on the pending lodging tax legislation (News-Times, April 18). My main concern is on behalf of the lodging industry in Island County and the future of the second 2 percent lodging tax. Island County lodges lobbied to add the second 2 percent as a room tax charged to their customers so they would have a dedicated budget to promote overnight tourism. If that money is not used for its original purpose, the lodging businesses may choose to eliminate that tax in the future.

RoseAnn Alspektor

Clinton

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