Cleveland Arts want to be like Cleveland Sports.
And who can blame them. Free money. No strings attached. Easy to get. No spending monitors. And the biggies get Big Bucks.
Dollars that is. By the millions!
The drive to extend the arts and culture tax could take $150 million from Cuyahoga taxpayers.
It will most likely hurt the poorest residents.
It is solely a cigarette tax and raises significant revenue with little attention to where that money goes.
There has been some talk about what will happen in Cleveland after the judge decides on the court case of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo in the shooting deaths of two people.
I didn't get an answer to the April 15 letter below. Not unusual. The following e-mail was written to Chris Quinn, vice president of content for the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
You don't know where life will take you. Some people plan their lives, have goals and expectations. I have to admit that I've never been a planner. Life has taken me where it has accidentally - randomly rather than by expectation or desire.
Wow, what a surprise!
Cuyahoga County seems to be running out of money. Can't borrow, County Executive Amond Budish tells the Plain Dealer.
Can't borrow for MetroHealth Medical Center but can for a hotel that will be a big money loser. Great Democratic politics.
Have Cleveland's real leaders run a poll on Mayor Frank Jackson popularity (or unpopularity) or are they just naturally nervous these days.
They - our politically corrupt office-holders - keep taking the pennies from the public, adding them up and giving them away. They soon become hundreds of millions of dollars.
Why do they do it?
A recall effort to knock Mayor Frank Jackson out of office could have some significant benefits for Cleveland. Even if it fails.
I question whether the forces leading this effort have the heft to obtain enough signatures to place a recall vote on the ballot. Some 12,000 plus.
We already know that will never stop paying the bills of overly wealthy pro sports owners and players but you may not have known that Cuyahoga County on Jan. 15 paid Gateway bondholders $8,898,896.
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