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Stockholm looking to enact special tourism tax

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STOCKHOLM -- The livelihood of most of the businesses in Stockholm depends on the thousands of tourists who annually visit the village on the Mississippi River.

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Now Stockholm wants to tax tourists to support the community's infrastructure.

Increasing the sales tax from 5.5 to 6 cents would raise revenue and defray some of the expense the village's property owners bear when tourists descend during summer weekends, local spokesmen told the Senate Tourism Committee on Thursday.

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