Dear fellow tax hikers, yesterday we learned that Hamilton County taxpayers will soon have an opportunity to implement another stadium tax to renovate the privately-owned US Bank Arena! We love all tax hikes, but stadium taxes are the best. Our county has enjoyed tremendous success from the first Bedinghaus/Qualls Stadium Tax - so much success that we are now being told we need to spend $250 million on another stadium.
Leaders have said they will seek a "public-private partnership". This means the public will pay 99% of the expenses, while the private owners might be kind enough to put in the final 1% - if they feel like it.
We endorse this tax hike. The Bedinghaus-Qualls Stadium Tax has been an unrivaled success. We think another stadium tax would be delightful if it ensures another riverfront stadium as great as the first two.