Quantcast

I-Bowl hoping key tax vote becomes first step in TD drive - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

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

Posted: Updated:
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.
  • National SportsMore>>

  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:49 GMT
    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:01 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:43 GMT
    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:55 GMT
    Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
    Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
  • Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:21:35 GMT
    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:21:45 GMT
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
Section is sponsored by:
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Cowboys choose not to pass on the run to win

    Cowboys choose not to pass on the run to win

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:13:53 GMT
    DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee.
    DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee.
  • Tech offense hitting stride

    Tech offense hitting stride

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:56:45 GMT
    Louisiana Tech has averaged 45 points in back to back road wins. 
    Louisiana Tech has averaged 45 points in back to back road wins. 
  • Hand off; reports say Ingram has broken hand

    Hand off; reports say Ingram has broken hand

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:47:22 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand.
    A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand.
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File