Dallas Operators Organize to Oppose Stadium Tax

DALLAS -- Car rental operators in Dallas County have begun organizing a campaign against a proposed tax hike intended to help fund a new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. Spearheading the anti-tax effort is Dave Capps of Capps Van & Car Rental.

Earlier this month, the Texas Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would raise Dallas County car rental tax limits to 6% in order to help finance a $650 million stadium for the Cowboys. Last week, a House panel voted 6-0 to send the bill to the full House for debate. If passed, the bill would set the stage for a public vote on proposed rental car and hotel tax hikes to finance the stadium.

Stadium plans call for a 100,000-seat facility with a retractable roof and an open end-zone design. The stadium would be the centerpiece of a $1 billion complex including a convention hotel and retail stores and restaurants.

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