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Extend the Sin Tax?

Posted Monday, February 10, 2014

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Extend the Sin Tax? The push is on to get Cuyahoga County voters to approve a 20-year extension of the Sin Tax to fund repairs and upgrades for Cleveland's professional sports venues. But there's vocal opposition, and not just from smokers and drinkers who don't want to pay the tax. Is a tax on cigarettes and alcohol the appropriate way to fund these facilities? Should the public be in that game at all?

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

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Tom Yablonsky, executive VP, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Kevin Kelley, Cleveland City Council president
Victor A. Matheson, economics professor, College of the Holy Cross
Marty Gelfand, South Euclid city councilman, attorney

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