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Keys in a hurry to reopen to tourists

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Florida Keys tourism officials said Monday they will meet Gov. Rick Scott‘s Oct. 1 deadline to reopen to visitors after Hurricane Irma pounded Monroe County.

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Pinellas tourist development tax on its way up to 6 percent

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For the first time in roughly 10 years, Pinellas County will be raising its 5 percent tourist development tax (TDT). The increase, which is expected to be approved by the Board of County Commissioners after a public hearing at their Aug. 4 regular meeting, will bring the TDT to 6 percent, and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The move, according to county documents, is projected to generate an additional $7 million per year for the county — money…

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