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Georgia's hotel industry fights new $5 fees

Georgia hospitality heavyweights have launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to soften the sting of a new nightly $5 fee tacked on to hotel and motel stays that will fund transportation improvements.

They are already lobbying Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders to scale back the fee next year, and industry executives pledge to turbocharge their political campaign donations. And, in the meantime, they are exploring litigation that could prevent the rate increase from taking effect in July.

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