Supporters of Issue 7, extending the sin tax to pay for stadium repairs, have filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission.
CLEVELAND -- Supporters of Issue 7, extending the sin tax to pay for stadium repairs, have filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission.
They charge a TV commercial being run by the group, Citizens Against Unfair Taxes, is misleading.
Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley said, "Their commercial inaccurately gives the impression that money from extending the tax on alcohol and cigarettes would go to team honors. That is false."
Sin tax supporters also charge that the opposing group failed to disclose where the money for it's last-minute campaign on TV is coming from.
A recent report did not list who gave money to buy $125,000 worth of TV time .
Backers also charger the group did not report the cost or source of money for prerecorded robo-calls it began making in early April.
Kelley said , "Why should we trust groups that conduct questionable activities in secret without explaining to the public is who is giving the money?"
The Keep Cleveland Strong Group asked opponents to disclose all contributors, and disclose how much money tobacco, liquor and beer and wine industries are giving to their campaign.