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Defriending COAST

Local politicians distance themselves from COAST’s bigoted history and hypocritical tactics

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mayoral candidate John Cranley says he would reject an endorsement from the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST), a conservative group formed in 1999 with a history of anti-LGBT causes.   

Governor Bypasses Legislature for Medicaid Expansion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gov. John Kasich pushes to bypass the legislature to expand Medicaid to more low-income Ohioans.
  

Port Authority Reduces Parking Plan Payment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The parking plan’s lump sum payment is being reduced to $85 million, down from $92 million, and the city could be on the hook for $14 million to $15 million to build a garage.  

ACLU Sues Ohio Over Anti-Abortion Restrictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio on Oct. 9 announced it will sue the state of Ohio over anti-abortion restrictions enacted as part of the 2014-2015 state budget.   

Building Preservation Group Scrutinizes Transitional House

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A Ludlow, Ky., branch of a local entity operating transitional housing facilities for recovering addicts across the Greater Cincinnati area is facing criticism from the Ludlow Historic Society.
  

Governor Finally Accepts Federal Funds

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
If anyone knows what it means to lose federal funds, it’s Gov. John Kasich.   

White (and Orange) Noise

Mayoral and council candidates who say they’ll shut down the streetcar ignore the realities facing the project

12 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Mayoral and council candidates who say they’ll shut down the streetcar ignore the realities facing the project.
  

Shut It Down 2013

CityBeat's government shutdown coverage is everything you need to know about how messed up everything is

0 Comments · Friday, October 4, 2013
Many Republicans didn't even want House Speaker John Boehner to go through with the government shutdown, but he did it anyway. Now he and the GOP are paying the price, along with the rest of America.   

When All the Old People Die, So Will the GOP

10 Comments · Friday, October 4, 2013
John Boehner is 63. In 20 years he’s going to be an 83-year-old disgrace to this country.  

Local Politicians Behind the Government Shutdown

Cincinnati-area legislators are all up in the drama

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Butler County, didn’t want the government shutdown battle a few weeks ago. Then Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in and read Green Eggs and Ham for 21 hours.  

These Are Your Leaders: John Boehner

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
GOP Speaker John Boehner; salary: $223,500; public position on shutdown: He's the guy who shut down the government.
  

These Are Your Leaders: Steve Chabot

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Republican Rep. Steve Chabot; salary: $174,000; public position on shutdown: supports repealing or weakening Obamacare through budget bills.
   

These Are Your Leaders: Brad Wenstrup

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup; salary: 174,000; public position on shutdown: supports repealing or weakening Obamacare through budget bills.
  

These Are Your Leaders: Rob Portman

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Republican Sen. Rob Portman; salary: 174,000; public position on shutdown: opposes repealing or weakening Obamacare through budget bills.
  

Oh, the Places You Won’t Go

All the things you can’t do and the help you can’t get during this government shutdown

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Once government shutdowns started becoming somewhat of a regular occurrence (there have been 17 shutdowns since 1977), somewhere a group of people in suits decided to make calls on what they consider “essential” and “non-essential” federal government services.