Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WCPN, Sound of Ideas - Should We Extend the ‘Sin Tax?’

If you missed this morning's radio show regarding the Sin Tax being considered for renewal by the County, here is the audio stream provided by WCPN 90.3, Sound of Ideas.

See below for a full listing of blog posts regarding this issue.


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.

    50:43 minutes

  • 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 

Other related WCPN News Story:

Should Cuyahoga County Voters Renew a Sin Tax to Pay for Cleveland Stadiums?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, by Nick Castele

    03:43 minutes

  • Joe Roman, the head of the Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Brian Cummins, Cleveland City Councilman
  • Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College Professor

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Previous Blog Posts regarding Cleveland's Pro Sports Facilities and Sin Tax:

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