Recently I spent the night in a motel in Grand Island. On checking out I was presented a bill that included $9.50 in tax. As a traveler, I added $9.50 or 14.24% over the room charge to projects in Grand Island and Hall County. I’m not sure what the tax will help pay for perhaps State Fair, road improvements and advertising. Someone spending a night in a North Platte motel would be charge 14.30% in tax to support projects in North Platte and Lincoln County.