Advocacy Group to Work on Referendum for Columbus's "Ticket Tax"

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--An advocacy group is proposing a change to the city's charter and filing a lawsuit in an attempt to stop a ticket tax from going into effect in July.  

In December, Columbus city council approved a five percent tax for tickets to entertainment venues with revenue going to pay for more arts programs.  

The measure that passed was considered a compromise, with the original proposal a 7-percent tax. It does not apply to collegiate athletics, like Ohio State Football games.

The group Advocates for Responsible Taxation wants to send the issue to voters this November.  To get on the ballot, the group will need to collect eleven-thousand valid signatures.

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