MASON, Ohio (AP) - Kings Island amusement park and The Beach
Waterpark are joining to fight against an admissions tax they say would hurt a tourism industry already hit by high gas prices.
City council members are debating the idea of an admission tax.
Some say it's needed to help pay for road improvements near the parks.
Ticket taxes on concerts and ballgames are fairly common in Ohio. At least 68 municipalities have some sort of admissions tax, which have been legal since 1994.
According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, three-fourths of the cities charge 3 percent. Mason's city leaders are considering a 1 percent to 3 percent tax on tickets.
Tourism is the top industry in Warren County, which is home to Kings Island and dozens of hotels and restaurants just outside
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,
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