Jim Ficken was fined $29,000 for violations of his town's tall grass ordinance.
A judge has ruled that the town's Confederate monuments must stay.
Governing puts together a database of cities and towns addicted to money from fines and forfeitures.
The idea has some flaws, but would be a major improvement over the status quo. It also has much in common with a proposal for state-issued visas promoted by two Republican members of Congress in 2017.
Local governments can't outlaw home vegetable gardens under a new Florida law.
A local development study didn't evaluate whether government incentives had anything to do with a business's decision to invest.
It will be called the "Missouri Task Force Task Force."
Initiative 300 takes aim at the city's incredibly broad anti-camping ordinance
The feds aren't the only ones capable of designing cringe-worthy mascots.
Most California cities already ban recreational cannabis stores. A few want to ban home deliveries as well.
Arlington County's free-speech-trampling sign code forbids businesses from depicting the goods they sell on exterior murals.
The market seems to be sending towns and cities a powerful message that there is no need to recycle all the things all the time.
A new Reason Foundation report finds cities in Texas and Florida have the highest degrees of economic freedom.
Government has repaid acts of service with exorbitant fines and misdemeanor charges.
Burn victim. Demon. Half-brother to The Undertaker. Knox County Mayor.
Developer claims politicians blocked their project to favor a crony who helps the politicians.
Now they're being sued for it.
Leading legal scholars on opposite sides of the political spectrum argue that the answer is yes. But it will not be easy to figure out how to do it.
Saginaw demands that establishments install video cameras and turn over footage.
A municipal scheme with a private prosecution firm leads to outrageous fines in the California desert.
This California City Is Threatening a Family Over Property Fines Sent to a Dead Woman at the Wrong Address
An already awful practice of trying to use code violations as a revenue stream gets truly grotesque.
El Cajon is just the latest city to abuse "public safety" fears to control how people help each other.
Accountability starts at home.
Property owners were ordered to pay thousands for violations unless they agreed to sell to a redeveloper.
No one is pettier than government.
A couple of busted windows can result in a bill for thousands-even tens of thousands-of dollars.
The city earns more than $2 million a year grabbing more than 1,800 vehicles.
The dreary New York Voter Guide is a festival of anti-Trump show-offery and a failure to recognize what the offices and jurisdictions entail.
The possibility of violent reactions should not be used to call for censorship.
Ballot initiatives may be permitted to ignore two-thirds vote rule. Prepare for corruption.
The latest setback for one of the most corrupt citation systems in the country
A review of the bureaucracy in the Virginia capital found what most people suspected, that City Hill stinks.
Madison won't be the first town to do this.
Meet Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, the petty tyrant of Chicago's First Ward who uses "aldermanic privilege" to do whatever he wants.
One resident will have to pay $8,500 to install a municipally mandated walkway.
They are now facing possible investigation by the city of Vian.