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Morris' tourism aspirations

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The momentum for a wide-spread tourism push in Morris is building, but skeptics and challenges remain.

The first step towards a tourism initiative in Morris began in July 2009 when the Morris City Council approved a lodging tax - a three percent tax on the gross receipts of hotels and motels in Morris. The idea, at the time, was to use the proceeds from the lodging tax to support tourism efforts through the Chamber of Commerce.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

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