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I-Bowl hoping key tax vote becomes first step in TD drive

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SHREVEPORT, La - What could become a turning point for the Duck Commander Independence Bowl took place Thursday as the bill which would levy a hotel occupancy tax that would add significant revenue to the bowl game along with other entities.

Bowl game chairman Paul Pratt tells KTBS it passed 8-2 despite representative Barbara Norton voting against it.  Pratt told KTBS weeks ago that the revenue is needed to entice teams to the area and to create a kickoff classic game.

The bill will now go up for debate on the house floor next week, followed by the senate and if it passes both it could ultimately get on the ballot for voters in November.  The bowl game is hoping this becomes the first play in a game-changing comeback.
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