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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014 5:40 p.m. MST

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What?! The "study" produced by Utah Taxpayers and Little America supports their position? Crazy.

This bill will ultimately end up helping all hotels in Salt Lake City AND Utah. That was one of the Speaker's primary objectives between the bill this year and last year. Additionally, this hotel stands to capture a market that currently does not exist in Utah...that of LARGE conventions. Think NRA, GOP National, APA, National Medical Association and such. Those conventions are not currently booking at Little America and they still won't with the convention hotel.

What I like about this bill is that public involvement is on the back end, not the first money in. The hotel must be built, opened and paying taxes before the rebate is made for the public meeting rooms and convention space. This is far from a hand out.

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