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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.  

Republican Prudes Hold Down Ohio’s Economy

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In the past few weeks, it’s come out that Gov. John Kasich’s supposedly jobs-obsessed administration is letting 120 jobs leave Ohio for neighboring Kentucky instead of supporting the jobs through tax credits.   

Working for Equality

Employers in most of Ohio can currently fire workers for their sexual orientation and gender identity, but a new bill could stop it

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
It’s legal in most of Ohio for someone to be fired over his or her sexual orientation and gender identity, but a new bill could ban the practice.  

Police Chief Search Down to Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
City officials are now considering four finalists for the Cincinnati Police Department’s top job, City Manager Milton Dohoney announced on Sept. 9.   

City Tackles Cellphone Theft

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
In partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department, City Councilman Chris Seelbach on Sept. 5 unveiled a legislative plan that would crack down on cellphone thefts by making it more difficult to sell stolen devices.   

New Statewide Coalition to Promote Same-Sex Marriage

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LGBT groups, civil libertarians and legislators came together in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus on Sept. 9 to announce Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a new statewide effort to educate and persuade Ohioans to support legalizing same-sex marriage.   

CityBeat Recognized by Ohio SPJ

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
CityBeat has been recognized as the second-best weekly newspaper in the state by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, which last week released the results of its statewide contest for work published in 2012.  

Politicized Redistricting Impacts Yet Another Issue

5 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Politicized redistricting is impacting yet another important state issue.