County commissioners appear to favor sending voters sales tax hike for Union Terminal, Music Hall

Comments after hearings suggest two leaning 'yes'

CINCINNATI—Two of Hamilton County’s three commissioners—Todd Portune and Greg Hartmann—appear to be leaning toward forwarding to voters a proposal to fund renovations at Union Terminal and Music Hall.

Each commissioner expressed concerns and had unanswered questions about the proposal and none would say with certainty how he intended to vote. Still, their comments, after more than six hours of testimony over two public hearings, indicate they think it best that voters ultimately decide the issue in November.

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