Waterville Mayor Calls For Hike In Lodging Tax

WATERVILLE -  Waterville Mayor Karen Heck wants to see an increase in Maine's lodging tax, instead of a cut in revenue-sharing payments to communities. 
Governor Paul LePage is recommending a two-year halt in revenue-sharing in order to balance the state's budget. 
 
Heck says it makes more sense to address the budget by increasing revenue, particularly through a tax paid by out-of-state visitors. 
 
Maine's seven-percent lodging tax hasn't changed in more than 25 years. 
Clay Gordon

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Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.

He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.

In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.

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