- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

COMO, Miss. (AP) - Final legislative approval has been given to a bill to extend for three years the $1-a-night tax on hotel and motel stays, as well as a 2 percent sales tax increase on restaurant food, in Como to help pay for parks and recreation.

The Senate sent the bill to the governor Wednesday.

The Como tourism tax has been in effect since 2010, according to the state Department of Revenue.

Rep. Bill Kinkade, a Republican from Byhalia, one of the bill’s sponsors, tells The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1jaMYaR ) that many small towns don’t have a good tax base to come up with the resources they need for their young people.

He says Como is fortunate that it does.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com