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Government Shutdown Chat: What Does It Mean for Me?

CityBeat staffers have an intelligent conversation about the shutdown over email

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Jac Kern wrote: Hey Maija, This shutdown thing is pretty crazy, right? It's like these Washington dudes went a little too far channeling their inner Liz Lemons.   

Private Pension Problems

Conservative study suggests tea-party backed pension amendment would reduce benefits

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A conservative group’s report helps explain why most of Cincinnati’s political establishment strongly opposes a tea party-backed pension amendment.
  

2013 City Council Candidates at a Glance

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The following are this year’s 21 City Council candidates at a glance. CityBeat will cover the candidate forum and the race in more depth during the weeks leading up to the election.   

City Continues Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Another effort to reduce Cincinnati’s alarmingly high infant mortality rates launched Oct. 1, which local leaders hope will help educate first-time parents in high-risk zip codes on proper ways to put their infants to sleep.    

Ohio Ranks Poorly in “State of Women” Report

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
In comparison to men, Ohio women have lower incomes, hold fewer leadership roles and disproportionately suffer from the state’s high infant mortality rate.  

Power Struggle

FirstEnergy wants looser environmental regulations, and state Republicans seem ready to oblige

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
FirstEnergy wants looser environmental regulations, and state Republicans seem ready to oblige.
  

Pure Romance to Remain in Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Pure Romance on Sept. 24 announced that it is moving to downtown Cincinnati despite a decision from Gov. John Kasich’s administration to not grant tax credits to the $100 million-plus company.  

Food Stamp Restrictions to Hit 18,000 in Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to seek another waiver for federal regulations on food stamps will force 18,000 current recipients in Hamilton County to meet work requirements if they want the benefits to continue.   

Poverty on the Rise in Cincinnati

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than half of Cincinnati’s children live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey released Sept. 19.   

Council Denies Car Allowances

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Sept. 24 unanimously stripped budget restorations that would have reinstated car allowances, paid work days and office budgets for the city government’s top earners.  

Let Them Eat Nothing?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In the middle of a state economy mired in stagnant growth, Gov. John Kasich and his fellow Republicans are attempting to weaken a key safety net that benefits more than 1.8 million Ohioans.   

Enrolling Ohio

Groups attempt to educate Ohio’s uninsured while the GOP tries to slow down Obamacare

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
As the Oct. 1 opening date approaches for the Affordable Care Act’s (“Obamacare”) online marketplaces, outreach campaigns are beginning to take root and aim at states with the largest uninsured populations, including Ohio.   

City Selects New Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
City Manager Milton Dohoney announced on Sept. 13 that Jeffrey Blackwell, the current deputy chief of the Columbus Division of Police, is being appointed to Cincinnati’s top police job.   

Council Puts Commons at Alaska Project on Hold for Two Weeks

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
City Council placed a two-week hold on a controversial supportive housing project in Avondale as mediators work out community concerns.
  

City Officially Opposes Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Laws

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
City Council joined statewide efforts to avoid loosening restrictions on the use of deadly force when it unanimously passed on Sept. 11 a resolution that opposes Ohio’s version of controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws.