Bill would impose new fees on vacation homes, short-term rentals

State Rep. Christopher Kessler is sponsoring a bill that would add a fee to short-term rentals and vacation homes that are vacant more than six months of the year to help fund affordable housing programs. Kessler’s district includes parts of Scarborough and South Portland, where in Thornton Heights, an affordable housing development seen at right is being built across from motels that frequently are used as housing for the homeless. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Some Maine lawmakers want to impose new fees on wealthier property owners who own vacation homes or operate short-term rentals and use that additional revenue to increase

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Occupancy grows at Hawaii short-term vacation rentals, outpacing hotels

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How to vote in Cathedral City’s special election on short-term vacation rentals

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters began mailing out absentee ballots this week for Cathedral City’s March 2 election on short-term vacation rentals. 

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