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Negative reader comments on cigarette tax for the arts clash with positive poll results

The Plain Dealer, 4/20/2015: "A majority of readers who posted comments in response to recent stories about the possible renewal of Cuyahoga County's cigarette tax for the arts intensely dislike the idea of extending the levy for another 10 years. But the tenor of those comments is in conflict with a pair of polls..."

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Why you should support the renewal of the cigarette tax

Collective Arts Network, 4/16/2015: "In 2006, the voters of Cuyahoga County made a bold and historic decision: they approved a 1.5 cent-per-cigarette tax that generates more than $15 million each year to support arts and culture organizations and projects..."

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Arts board votes to ask county to place cigarette tax renewal on fall ballot

The Plain Dealer, 4/14/15: "As expected, the five-member board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, which administers revenue from the county's 10-year, 30-cents-a-pack tax on cigarettes, voted unanimously Monday evening to ask County Council to put a referendum to renew the arts levy on the Nov. 3 ballot..."

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Indians CEO Dolan sees renewal of cigarette tax for the arts as a way to spur growth

The Plain Dealer, 2/11/2015: "As he does every year on the brink of spring, Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan is hoping his players remain injury-free and his team makes it into the postseason. But October will have a second important meaning this year for Dolan, who recently volunteered..."

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PAC reactivates to seek renewal of Cuyahoga County's cigarette tax for the arts in November

The Plain Dealer, 2/6/2015: "The political action committee that helped persuade Cuyahoga County voters in 2006 to approve a 30-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes to support the arts is back for an encore and looking for a spot on the November ballot to renew the levy for another 10 years..

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