TX temporarily halts hotel, motel taxes for Ike

September 12, 2008 2:16:03 AM PDT
Gov. Rick Perry is suspending for 14 days the collection of state and local hotel and motel taxes for victims of Hurricane Ike. TRACK IT: Location/forecast track | Satellite | Computer models | Forecast wind by zip code | Watches/warnings | Hurr. wind probabilities | TS wind probabilities | Tracking map | Get Ike text alerts | Gulf water temps | Tim Heller's blog | During the storm | Your report | Photos

Perry announced the suspension of the taxes Thursday night in a statement.

The move came as nearly 1 million people along the Texas coast were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, which was expected to strike late Friday or early Saturday

He said the suspension is backdated to Sept. 8.

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