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With seemingly more lives than a cat, the much-debated tax apparently doesn't have enough support to pass, but it also has too much support to die.
A long-disputed tax issue can't seem to pass through the Pennsylvania legislature, but it won't die, either. The issue - imposition of hotel room occupancy tax for third-through eighth-class counties - came up again in Pennsylvania's General House of Assembly, in mid-February. A similar bill recently died.
Rep. Thomas W. Dempsey (R-Lycoming) sponsored the House Bill 335 along with 10 other representatives. "I reintroduced it at the request of municipalities and counties who want to see this happen," Dempsey said.
Eighth-class counties have populations of less than 20,000. Third-class counties have populations of 225,000 or more, but less than …