DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald made a major announcement Thursday regarding the distribution of public revenues for Cleveland’s three major sports facilities – FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive Field, and Quicken Loans Arena. Sources say Fitzgerald wants to make the distribution plan performance-based. In other words the better the team does, […]

  CLEVELAND – There were no balls hit, pitched, shot, thrown, kicked or caught but all three Cleveland sports teams scored a victory Tuesday night as Cuyahoga County voters approved an extension of the sin tax on tobacco and alcohol to fund future stadium repairs and improvements. Issue 7 extends the tax passed initially to […]

Unofficial final results for the May 6 primary election are in. With all precincts reporting, the sin tax was renewed for another 20 years. Ed Fitsgerald…

  CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – A tobacco and alcohol tax is up for renewal on Tuesday’s ballot, and all three professional sports teams in Cleveland have a vested interest in this vote. The campaign pushing for a renewal of Cuyahoga County’s sin tax raised more than $1M during the most recent finance period. Nearly […]

  CLEVELAND — Are Cuyahoga County taxpayers getting a good deal or a bad deal when it comes to its major league sports teams? That was a key point of contention at a forum on the proposed extension of the sin tax at the City Club Tuesday. County voters will make that decision in May. […]

  CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Cuyahoga County voters will have the final say on whether or not to continue to support all of Cleveland’s sports teams, when they go to the polls in May, as they will vote for a 20-year renewal of the county-wide sin tax. This, after Tuesday’s unanimous (11-0) approval by county council […]