Cuyahoga County Council Votes to Have Residents Decide on Sin Tax Renewal

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Cuyahoga County voters will have the final say on whether or not to continue to support all of Cleveland’s sports teams, when they go to the polls in May, as they will vote for a 20-year renewal of the county-wide sin tax.

This, after Tuesday’s unanimous (11-0) approval by county council in favor to let the residents decide on the measure.

The extra tax on tobacco and alcohol has generated over $300 million from 1992-2012 and allows the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns to help cover the cost on their repairs and upgrades to current facilities.

Earlier, county residents, executives of all three teams, along with government and business leaders passionately addressed the council panel before the vote.

 

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