- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new law will allow New Mexico communities to use lodger’s tax revenue to underwrite passenger air routes.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation on Wednesday that allows the use of lodger’s tax dollars to meet minimum guarantees for securing passenger air service.

The taxes are applied to motel and hotel stays by counties and municipalities and are often used to promote tourism or pay for local services.

The governor’s office says the new law may help attract commercial flights to communities such as Hobbs, Santa Fe, Farmington and others.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide