Bed Tax http://wamc.org en Opinion Mixed on Proposed Bed Tax http://wamc.org/post/opinion-mixed-proposed-bed-tax <p></p><p></p><p>Franklin County New York&nbsp; legislators are <a href="http://franklincony.org/content/Generic/View/59:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/3340.pdf">considering a 5 percent occupancy tax </a>for all hotels and guest accommodations. Funds generated from the tax would be used for tourism marketing. But some lodging owners in the southern part of the county are adamantly opposed to the idea. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62136 at http://wamc.org Opinion Mixed on Proposed Bed Tax Essex County Supervisors Focus on Bed Tax and Reigning in Proposed Tax Increases http://wamc.org/post/essex-county-supervisors-focus-bed-tax-and-reigning-proposed-tax-increases <p>After a preliminary budget proposal indicated that Essex County would have to raise taxes 26-percent, county officials have now lowered the hike to 2.6 percent.<br><br>This week, Essex County supervisors crafted a proposed budget plan that substantially lowers the originally planned tax increases and keeps the budget under the tax cap for the county. Finance Committee Chair Town of Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava says a key factor is assurances that 2.8 million dollars from FEMA are forthcoming and can now be calculated in the budget.<br> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53048 at http://wamc.org Essex County Supervisors Focus on Bed Tax and Reigning in Proposed Tax Increases