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Brookhaven voters approve 2 percent hotel tax

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Updated: 7/09 11:16 am

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Brookhaven voters have approved a 2 percent tax hotel tax to pay for tourism promotion.

The Daily Leader reports the tax was approved by 73 percent of voters, according to complete, but unofficial, returns from Tuesday's election.

The tax will be imposed on overnight stays at hotels or bed-and-breakfast inns with six or more rooms.

City officials say the tax could generate $100,000 to $120,000 a year for tourism advertising and marketing and could be used for projects such as bicycle paths and walking trails.



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