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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.  

Our Government Isn't Working, and Neither Is GTA 5: Online

Get your head out of your ass, America

2 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
As it stands now, the violent video game politicians hated doesn’t work and the politicians don’t either.   

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.