(WHKP) State Senate Bill Says Flat Rock Playhouse To Receive Money From An Increase In County Occupancy Tax
The North Carolina General Assembly has been putting the finishing touches this week on giving authority to the Henderson County commissioners to raise the “occupancy” or motel/hotel room tax by a penny. The tax is used to finance Travel and Tourism in Henderson County, but the state SENATE bill authorizing the tax increase earmarks the money from the increase for the Flat Rock Playhouse for a period of three years. The Playhouse is already receiving taxpayer’s money allocated by Hendersonville city council and by the Henderson County commissioners.
The state HOUSE bill, introduced by Representative Chuck McGrady, re-structures local Travel and Tourism and makes it more an independent local “authority” and authorizes the county commissioners to raise the room tax a penny.. Even though there are difference in the state house and senate bills, those differences are expected to be resolved this week and the room tax increase to is expected to become law.
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