DENVER -- The Salt Lake City Airport Authority is expected to sell today a bond offering backed by a passenger facilities tax, the first use by the airport of this revenue source.

With a $45.2 million negotiated variable-rate deal set to be priced today, Salt Lake City will add a $3 passenger facility charge to the price of each ticket on flights taking off from Salt Lake City. The state is growing fast, and to build and maintain facilities that growth demands, the city must begin charging such a tax, authority officials said.

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