Voters approve two ballot measures to extend Branson tourist taxes
BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) - Voters have approved two ballot measures to extend Branson’s tourist taxes.
The measures both passed with at least 75% of voter approval, according to Taney County election results.
One measure keeps Branson’s tourism tax is an extra 4% for lodging at hotels, attractions and tickets for shows. The other ensures a 0.5% tax on food and drink sales at restaurants.
With 100% of precincts reporting, the results are as followed:
Bonds Question 1:
Yes (1,747 - 80%), No (437 - 20%)
Bonds Question 2:
Yes (1,633 - 75%), No (557 - 25%)
Business leaders say 75% of the money from these taxes intends to keep the city running, while 25% is for marketing Branson.
Voters also chose Larry Milton as the mayor of Branson, a race featuring four candidates.
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