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City Manager Defends Streetcar in Light of Budget Gap

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
Convening in packed City Council chambers on April 29, Cincinnati officials discussed the costs and benefits of the streetcar project in light of a $17.4 million budget gap revealed by the city administration on April 16.  

Budget Gap Threatens Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An April 16 memo from City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. revealed a $22.7 million budget gap is threatening to put an end to the streetcar project.  

David “Bones” Hebert Wrongful Death Lawsuit Expanded

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
April 18 marked the two-year anniversary of the death of David “Bones” Hebert, which prompted his estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Mitchell on April 18, 2012.  

Policy Group: Ohio House Tax Plan Favors Wealthy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The budget bill currently working through the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature would cut taxes in a way that favors the wealthy, according to a new analysis.
  

Republicans Push Anti-Abortion, Abstinence Agenda

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Ohio House Finance Committee on April 16 approved a budget bill that would ban comprehensive sex education, defund Planned Parenthood and fund crisis pregnancy centers that pro-choice groups call “anti-choice.”   

GOP Medicaid Threat Unites Common Enemies

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ohio House Republicans are poised to reject the Medicaid expansion and the $500 million per year in federal funding that would come with it for the next two years.   

Thomas to Resign from Council, Wife to Replace Him

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Democratic Councilman Cecil Thomas will resign his council seat after the April 17 council meeting. Thomas recommended that his wife of 32 years, Pam Thomas, take his seat.     

City Moves to Hire New Streetcar Project Manager

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on April 8 moved forward with two controversial measures that will create an executive project director position for the streetcar project while allowing the city to rehire retirees while still paying their pensions.    

BMV to Issue Licenses to Children of Unauthorized Immigrants

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
After months of deliberation, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles on March 29 said it will grant driver’s licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which means the children of unauthorized immigrants now qualify for Ohio driver’s licenses.   

Ohio Dems Blame Budget Problems on Kasich Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ohio Democrats say Gov. John Kasich’s local government funding cuts are to blame for Cincinnati’s budget woes.    

Local Unemployment Rate Drops

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Greater Cincinnati experienced dramatic drops in the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate between January and February.   

W&S: Renovated Anna Louise Inn Would Discriminate Against Men

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Financial giant Western & Southern last week accused city officials and other Anna Louise Inn advocates of repeatedly deceiving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain federal funds for the Inn’s long-awaited, $13 million renovation.    

Clock Ticking on Parking Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hamilton County Judge Robert Winkler announced March 20 that he will extend the restraining order on the city’s parking plan until April 3, potentially delaying any ruling on the city’s plan to lease its parking assets to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority for another two weeks.  

Gov. Kasich Appears to Flip Flop on Same-Sex Civil Unions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gov. John Kasich on March 21 seemed to come out in support of same-sex civil unions during an interview with a Cleveland TV station, saying, “I just think marriage is between a man and a woman, but if you want to have a civil union, that’s fine with me.”   

Ruling to Determine Parking Plan’s Future

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The city of Cincinnati and opponents of the parking plan met in court March 15 to debate whether laws passed with emergency clauses are subject to referendum.