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As of March 22, the Cleveland Law Department was sitting on 1,856 unfulfilled public records requests that date to 2015 and 2016, along with more than 1,000 left over from last year, according to information the city provided to cleveland.com reporter Robert Higgs. Those numbers don't include requests ...
Once accumulated, that power becomes a normal part of life, and isn't easily given up, as the great economic historian Robert Higgs shows in his classic work Crisis and Leviathan. Anyone who has gone through airport security over the last 17 years understands this, as the fear of terror attacks after 9/11 ...

By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The challenges and ramifications of sentencing policies in the criminal justice system will be the focus of two expert panels at a symposium Tuesday. "Anatomy of Justice - A Symposium on Criminal Justice," will address several ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - More than two years ago, Jon Kozesky filed a public records request to learn the name of a Cleveland police officer who issued him a traffic ticket. As part of his request, Kozesky included the officer's badge number, the time of ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Work to raze two abandoned industrial buildings on the West Side began Tuesday, a part of an effort to improve safety for school children and remove neighborhood eyesores. The work, part of Mayor Frank Jackson's Safe Routes to Schools program, seeks to remove abandoned ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Growth in passenger traffic through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has some travelers and City Council members asking whether the airport will need to re-open the mothballed Concourse D. Airport Director Robert ...

By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - City Council approved tax incentives Monday for a proposed $50 million development of housing and retail space along Detroit Avenue. The incentives would allow real estate taxes that would be paid to the city to instead be ...
Robert Higgs, for instance, has developed a large body of work showing that national crises often leave governments with greater powers to tax and spend than they had possessed before the crises. Other Independent fellows have focused on the incentives and constraints that contribute to increases in the national debt or ...
medworks-kevin-conwell.jpg Free screening kits for cervical and colon cancer are available through Saturday at the Langston Hughes Public Library on Superior Avenue. The screenings are a collaboration between Medworks and Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Medworks, a ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - City Council voted Monday to target nearly $1.3 million this year on projects to help elderly Clevelanders -- many of whom are impoverished -- keep their homes in good repair and maintain the city's housing stock. The money ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the "most improved" airport in North America, according to the 2017 Airport Service Quality Survey. The city-owned airport "posted its best customer service scores last year since the ...
In a sworn statement, a public records administrator who has worked for the city nearly two decades said that information on how long it typically takes the City to respond to public records requests, the law department's involvement with the requests and the manner in which the city processes requests was ...
Crystal Jones, a worker at Cleveland's garbage transfer station, has accused the city in a lawsuit of muzzling her free-speech rights by forbidding her from talking publicly about animal attacks and other hazards and harassment on the job. This picture of a raccoon was included in her court filing. Jones says ...
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions Wednesday from City Council during a budget hearing. Members of council expressed support for the police when Williams and Public Safety Director Michael McGrath appeared, but they also voiced frustration that the hiring of new officers to ...
All wars begin to protect insiders from outside threats and end up targeting the very insiders they are seeking to protect. Indeed, as libertarian scholar Big Brother John Lund Blend via NewscomRobert Higgs has documented, every major war involving America abroad has led to the death and destruction of ...
Mayor Frank Jackson addresses Cleveland City Council on Tuesday at the opening of the 2018 budget hearings. Jackson told council he looks to 2018 as a year to enhance services, fill vacancies and strive to extend the benefits of the city's economic recovery to all city residents. ( Robert Higgs ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com · university-of-akron-president-matthew-wilson.jpg Matthew Wilson University of Akron. AKRON, Ohio - Matthew Wilson, the popular president of the University of Akron, was announced as one of eight semi-finalists for the open presidency at the ...

An ordinance before council on Monday approves hiring a management and investigatory company that will evaluate the nearly 380 complaints in the backlog. The company's report will be used to find a consultant that can investigate all the complaints fully and recommend appropriate action. ( Chuck ...
City Council approved a 2018 budget for Cleveland that calls for about $1.7 billion in spending that Mayor Frank Jackson has said will enhance services, fill vacant jobs and extend the benefits for the city's economic recovery to all city residents. Here Jackson lays out his proposals during budget hearings in ...
Some of the most interesting - and important - Republican races to watch on primary election night are for the Ohio House of Representatives.( Robert Higgs, cleveland.com ). Comment. 0 shares. By Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com · jpelzer@cleveland.com. COLUMBUS, Ohio--While most Ohio political ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County government released the personnel files for some of top administrators who were named in subpoenas recently served by corruption investigators. Cleveland.com is reviewing this new batch of documents.
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com · university-of-akron-president-matthew-wilson.jpg Matthew Wilson University of Akron. AKRON, Ohio - Matthew Wilson, the popular president of the University of Akron, was announced as one of eight semi-finalists for the open presidency at the ...
An ordinance before council on Monday approves hiring a management and investigatory company that will evaluate the nearly 380 complaints in the backlog. The company's report will be used to find a consultant that can investigate all the complaints fully and recommend appropriate action. ( Chuck ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Mayor Frank Jackson proposes in his 2018 budget to hire hundreds of people by March 31 under a streamlined process aimed at filling long-vacant positions. Jackson, who presented his $1.7 billion budget proposal to City ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to take up Cleveland's appeal of a decision that struck down a gun offender registry and several gun ordinances approved in 2015. The decision lets stand an April 2017 ruling ...
frank jackson zack reed.jpg The Cleveland Forward PAC, created to support Mayor Frank Jackson's re-election campaign against Councilman Zack Reed, right, reported spending nearly $260,000 on communications services by Main Street Communications, a Florida company that specializes in ...
Melody Stewart, a Democratic appeals court judge from Cuyahoga County, would be the first black woman ever elected to the state's high court.( Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, File, 2015 ). Comment. 0 shares. By Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com · jpelzer@cleveland.com · melody-stewart.jpg Melody ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Mayor Frank Jackson on Monday applauded the decision by the Cleveland Indians to retire the Chief Wahoo logo. The team no longer will wear the controversial logo on uniforms or caps after the 2018 season. The logo has ...
I live in a very remote place, even by Mexican standards. The nearest fair-sized city, Chetumal, is about 125 miles away, and one needs about two and a half hours or more to get there by car. Nearby shopping is extremely limited. A few grocery items may be purchased in the village of Xcalak. The closest ...
The building at 1801 Superior Avenue that is home to cleveland.com is among a handful that will be forwarded to the city to consider as Mayor Frank Jackson's administration narrows its selection of sites for a new police headquarters. ( Robert Higgs, cleveland.com ). Comment. 0 shares. By Robert Higgs ...
Many anti-immigrationists display a remarkable confidence in their ability to forecast how immigrants will act for many years into the future. So, for example, the nativists often allege that if, say, Mexicans are permitted to enter the USA, they will sooner or later vote for governmental measures to plunder the ...
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com · bhiggs@cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County government released a batch of public documents Thursday in response to requests cleveland.com filed after subpoenas in a corruption investigation became public last week. This group of documents ...
All wars begin to protect insiders from outside threats and end up targeting the very insiders they are seeking to protect. Indeed, as libertarian scholar Big Brother John Lund Blend via NewscomRobert Higgs has documented, every major war involving America abroad has led to the death and destruction of ...
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions Wednesday from City Council during a budget hearing. Members of council expressed support for the police when Williams and Public Safety Director Michael McGrath appeared, but they also voiced frustration that the hiring of new officers to ...
Mayor Frank Jackson addresses Cleveland City Council on Tuesday at the opening of the 2018 budget hearings. Jackson told council he looks to 2018 as a year to enhance services, fill vacancies and strive to extend the benefits of the city's economic recovery to all city residents. ( Robert Higgs ...
Cleveland City Council approved an ordinance Monday that sets up provisions in the city's code that will allow businesses to file their net profits taxes directly to the state of Ohio, matching the terms the General Assembly laid out in the budget approved last June. Cleveland is one of many cities suing to ...
Bicycles and gear used by Cleveland police for security during the 2016 Republican National Convention were part of $12.6 million in equipment the city got to keep once the GOP left town. The bicycles, used both for patrol and crowd control, allowed police to restart a unit that had been a casualty to layoffs ...
An audit gave Cleveland good grades for its handling of a grant of more than $49 million for law enforcement and other security expenses related to the July 2016 Republican National Convention. Auditors cited the city for one minor issue, which was corrected before the final draft of the audit was released.
By linking to Amazon.com from this page, the Independent Institute earns referral fees of 4% to 15% from whatever you buy. Bookmark the above link and you can support the Institute when you do your normal shopping! Consent of the Governed, Revisited. By Robert Higgs • Monday November 27, 2017 ...
Cleveland City Council reallocated $9 million Monday that had been earmarked in the budget for new hires. The action raised the ire of Councilman Mike Polensek. The complaint: The city is shortchanging residents by not filling jobs fast enough, especially the jobs of police officers. ( Chuck Crow, The Plain ...
Cleveland City Council races in Ward 1 and Ward 7 remained too close to call on election night after unofficial tallies were posted. In both cases the incumbent appeared to be losing. Official vote tallies announced Tuesday showed that Councilmen Terrell Pruitt and TJ Dow did indeed lose their seats.
For the past few days, several men and a fair-sized tractor front-end loader have been working on the beach road where I live north of Xcalak. None too soon, either, as the potholes have become immense in the past year or so since the last repairs. A gringo neighbor down the road organized this work, ...
They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. About certain things, however, any knowledge at all is dangerous and potentially fatal. One such piece of purported knowledge pertains to the size distribution of income and wealth. This knowledge serves no good purpose; it is wholly unnecessary for ...
As economic historian Robert Higgs highlights in his book Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American Economy, 1865-1914, assuming that black wealth in 1865 was one-fourth that of white wealth, erasing the racial wealth gap in 50 years would have required black income per capita to increase ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Mayor Frank Jackson said in an election-night interview that reconnecting with voters on the campaign trail told him ...
Councilman TJ Dow, left, and Basheer Jones faced off in Tuesday's general election for the Ward 7 council seat. The contest was a rematch of ...
To what extent should felons get a second chance? Should that second chance be a job on a public payroll with a generous state retirement ...
The communications staff for Mayor Frank Jackson's re-election campaign on Thursday announced it would handle information requests about ...
Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason, who served time in prison for beating his wife, reportedly has been hired by the ...
Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, U.S. imports of goods from Mexico have grown from about $4 billion per year to about $28 billion (annual ...


 

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