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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Government programs designed to reduce the exploitation of children need money, and the Minneapolis city attorney thinks she has found the solution in a tax on strip clubs.


City Attorney Susan Segal says she wants the City Council to consider asking the state for permission to impose on a fee on venues offering nude or partially nude entertainment.

She tells the Star Tribune ( the money raised would be used to combat child prostitution and sex trafficking. The council is scheduled to discuss the issue next month.

Segal's proposal is based on a similar fee in Texas, often called a "pole tax." The 2007 law charges nude entertainment venues serving alcohol $5 per customer.

A lawyer who often represents Minnesota strip clubs calls the idea unconstitutional.


Information from: Star Tribune,

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