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Columbus Ticket Taxes Take Effect


The new ticket tax in Columbus went into effect this week. 

The 5% tax will apply to some sporting events and arts venues, and is expected to raise some $6 million a year for the Greater Columbus Arts Council to funds arts in the city. 

But the tax is not without its challengers. A petition is circulating to remove the tax via ballot issue and would also prevent any similar tax in the future. 

Today on All Sides, the ticket tax and what to expect moving forward. 


  • Mark Ferenchik, Urban issues and Columbus neighborhoods reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Jami Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Events, Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Lisa Griffin, leader of citizen movement to oppose petition to remove ticket tax
  • Maurice Thompson, Executive Director, 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (P);
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