Cincinnati Metro on May 29 announced that
it will provide health and dental benefits to domestic partners of its
employees, becoming the first employer to say it will utilize
Cincinnati’s domestic partner registry, which passed out of committee
June 2 and is expected to be passed by full council this week.
A handful of business owners along
Central Parkway have taken exception to a progressive piece of cycling
infrastructure the city is considering adding along Central Parkway
between downtown and Clifton.
Ohio scored fifth-worst in a nationwide
government transparency survey conducted by a national consumer group
focused on investigating and advocating for American citizens against
powerful interest groups.
Cincinnati was recently named to a
shortlist of potential 2016 Republican National Convention host cities,
and a coalition of local politicians and business leaders held a press
conference on City Hall’s front steps on April 2 to praise the city’s
recent progress and its potential to host such an influential — and
economically impactful — event.
Lt. Governor-candidate Sharen Neuhardt
held a press conference on the City Hall front steps March 18 to lament a
tax cut proposed by Gov. John Kasich, claiming it furthers his agenda
to help Ohio’s top 1 percent.
Enroll America, a nonprofit designed to
help citizens who are uninsured wade through the insurance process,
stopped by Cincinnati on March 17 during a four-city Ohio tour meant to
educate citizens on their health insurance options ahead of a March 31
deadline to sign up for coverage.