Paul Brown Stadium

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Bengals fans are excited about Saturday's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  But for law enforcement, it's just another day at the office. 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Lieutenant Dave Daughtery says deputies, troopers, and police officers have been keeping the peace at Paul Brown Stadium for years.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are asking Hamilton County for a review of Paul Brown Stadium comparing it with other NFL facilities.  The request falls under the terms of the lease approved nearly 20 years ago. Commission President Greg Hartmann says the stadium is an important county asset.

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is recommending a quarter cent sales tax increase to stabilize the stadium fund. His plan would also preserve the full property tax rebate promised to voters in the mid-90's.

The board is dealing with a $7 million gap. The proposal would increase the sales tax from 6.5% to 6.75%. Here's how Hamilton County's sales tax rate compares with Ohio's other 87 counties.