Entertainment tax vote scheduled for Tuesday

Omaha, NE – The Omaha City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a two-percent entertainment tax.

Mayor Jim Suttle introduced that tax proposal last month, saying it'll generate $10 million during the 2010 fiscal year. The 2010 budget is projected to have an $11 million deficit. Since the introduction of the entertainment tax, eight amendments have been filed. Those amendments would lower the tax to one percent or raise it to as much as five percent. Fitness centers and nonprofit organizations would also be exempt.

Mayor Suttle hopes the entertainment tax can be implemented this fiscal year if approved. The City Council meets at 2 PM Tuesday.