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Should We Extend the ‘Sin Tax?’

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Should We Extend the ‘Sin Tax?’ The Indians enter the All-Star break on fire, sweeping Kansas City in Progressive Field, a ballpark built with taxes on smokers and drinkers. Was the 'sin tax,' passed to build the ballpark and an arena for the Cavaliers and extended to build a stadium for the Browns, a good deal? We'll talk about that Tuesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, and we'll consider a new plan to seek a sin-tax extension beyond 2015 to keep these sports places in good shape.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics


Jay Miller, reporter, Crain’s Cleveland Business
Marty McGann, VP, state and local advocacy, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Victor A. Matheson, economics professor, College of the Holy Cross
Brian Cummins, Cleveland City Councilman

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Financing Professional Sports Facilities by Victor A Matheson and Robert Baade

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