Revised "Ticket Tax" Plan Released

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City Council has unveiled a revised version of the so-called "ticket tax", which is being proposed to fund arts programs in the city.

It decreases the proposed 7-percent tax to 5-percent, and revenues from events at Nationwide Arena would only be used for improvements there.

The tax would not apply to tickets for college events, like Ohio State Athletics. It would also not apply to tickets costing less than $10.

It originally was proposed by the Columbus Arts Council, to fund local arts programs for the city. Council considers the new proposal a compromise.

Opponents argued that it would raise the cost of taking a family to a local sporting event or concert. Even the Columbus Blue Jackets argued against it, saying it would increase the cost of doing business in the city.

A public meeting on the new proposal is set for Thursday, with a likely vote from council likely to come next month.

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