News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Wayside Furniture

SummaCare


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


Cuyahoga council takes a first look at a sin tax extension tonight
Voters in May may decide whether the tax on cigarettes and alcohol goes on another 20 years
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
The Browns are looking for upgrades including a high-tech scoreboard.
Courtesy of Cleveland Browns
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Tonight, Cuyahoga County Council will begin formally debating whether to extend the county’s sin tax for another 20 years to pay for upkeep of FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.

Two more meetings will be held next Tuesday and on Jan. 28 before council votes on whether to put the extension on the May ballot.

Voters first passed the 15-year tax on alcohol and cigarettes in 1990. The money built the ballpark for the Indians and arena for the Cavs, as well as two parking garages.

In 1995, voters extended that for 10 more years to renovate the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Instead, the money went toward building the new football stadium for the returning Browns.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is pushing for the extension, as are the Browns, who are looking for $120 million in renovations at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland.com is reporting that the extension may also pay for a new roof at Quicken Loans. 

The Cuyahoga council meeting is streamed live, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Some cab drivers in Cleveland refuse to promote Gay Games
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

McKinley museum launches campaign to buy 'pawned' heirloom
Was the tiara sold or pawned? What is the name of the person who brought the tiara to the Gold

Ohio Supreme Court allows Stark County sheriff on the May ballot
Too bad they never got rid of Swanson, even after national exposure of the abuses at the jail. Maybe the abuses will stop now...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University