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Is the Sin Tax a Home Run?

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Is the Sin Tax a Home Run? The Sin Tax vote is almost here. Cuyahoga County residents can cast ballots on whether to extend the tax on cigarettes and alcohol to continue raising money for the city's pro sports venues. It's not a new tax and we get a big return, supporters argue. Vocal opponents say owners are getting a sweetheart deal and patrons should pay for any stadium repairs or upgrades through add-on ticket fees.

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Mark Naymik, NEOMG reporter covering the Sin Tax
Peter Patakos, Cleveland attorney and blogger of Clevelandfrowns.com
Kevin Kelley, Cleveland City Council President
Roldo Bartimole, independent journalist and long-time opponent of the sin tax
Kent Whitley, Chairman of NAACP’s Political Action Committee

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Coalition Against the Sin Tax

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