Gov. Ducey meets with Airbnb hosts, biz leaders

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 15:11:35-04

Gov. Doug Ducey has met with local Airbnb hosts and corporate executives to celebrate a new law that will make it easier for the state to gather home-sharing rental taxes while blocking cities from banning short-term rentals on lodging websites.

As cities like Chicago seek to clamp down on short-term rentals, Ducey says the new law he signed earlier this month will improve Arizona's reputation and serve as model legislation for other states.

Airbnb executive Chris Lehane called the bill a historic moment for the state that will benefit hosts, guests and communities.

Ducey held the event at a historic home in Phoenix on Wednesday. Airbnb host and homeowner Ed Newhall said he supports the law and was proud to host the governor at his 87-year-old home.