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Drilling Leads to Record Hotel Tax Collections

March 3, 2013

WHEELING — Walking through the hallways of the historic downtown McLure Hotel these days, one is almost certain to run into oil and gas workers preparing to spend the night....

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Ragnar

Mar-03-13 10:30 AM

So, the CVB claims it uses no tax dollars yet, it collected nearly $800,000 in hotel/motel tax revenue last year?

"Oh, that's money that comes out of tax revenues. It does not come from taxpayers." ********E!

Whether by taking the money directly OR by diverting the funds for other uses, taxpayers are funding the White Elephant known as the Capitol.

Remember when the Boy Mayor and Herron became angry and stated that not one tax dollar would go to fund the Capitol? Well, money that is collected by the city, on behalf of city residents, is going to a "non-profit" to fund a money loser for no other purpose than to keep a few well connected union goons employed.

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mikeyd

Mar-04-13 7:22 AM

and the politicians will still say that there ain't any money.it'll disappear with the rest.

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oldsteelmaker

Mar-04-13 7:44 PM

Agreed, Ragnar, sometimes I think the government types think there's a Tax Fairy that leaves the money under their pillows. But then again, if it was under their pillows I doubt it would make it into the tax office.

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