Backers of Room-Tax Hike Gird for Uphill Battle
Tourism: Proposition J Proponents Expect to Be Outspent This Fall

BY CONNIE LEWIS

If a lodging industry faction opposing a ballot measure to raise the tax people pay to stay in local hotels believes it will raise $500,000 for its fall campaign, at least one politician thinks backers of the initiative will need twice that sum to fund an effort to get the tax hike approved...

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