Increased lodging tax could fund renovation of Columbia Regional Airport

Saturday, September 1, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:06 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 1, 2012

COLUMBIA — The city with voter approval can legally raise the hotel tax and impose a daily fee on occupied hotel rooms to pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport, according to a report from City Manager Mike Matthes.