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Religious Birth Control Exemptions Are a Double Standard

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Attorney General Mike DeWine says Obamacare infringes on religious liberty, but Republicans just want special economic rules for religious institutions.
  

Lease or Layoffs?

Mayor, city manager warn of public safety layoffs, but some still weighing alternatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Speaking at a press conference on March 28, Mayor Mark Mallory and other city officials did not mask their contempt for the ruling that put the parking plan on hold earlier in the day.  

BMV to Issue Licenses to Children of Unauthorized Immigrants

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
After months of deliberation, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles on March 29 said it will grant driver’s licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which means the children of unauthorized immigrants now qualify for Ohio driver’s licenses.   

Ohio Dems Blame Budget Problems on Kasich Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ohio Democrats say Gov. John Kasich’s local government funding cuts are to blame for Cincinnati’s budget woes.    

Local Unemployment Rate Drops

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Greater Cincinnati experienced dramatic drops in the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate between January and February.   

Poor Messaging Holds Back Parking Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
When Cincinnati found out about the city manager’s parking plan, it was not through a press conference or a widely dispersed announcement from the city; it was through a silently released memo that media outlets stumbled upon almost by accident.    

How Clean Is Too Clean?

Ohio considers relaxing energy efficiency standards; environmental groups take exception

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
State environmental groups and an Akron-based energy company are at odds over a 2008 law that tasks the state and utility companies with meeting stringent requirements for renewable energy and energy efficiency.   

W&S: Renovated Anna Louise Inn Would Discriminate Against Men

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Financial giant Western & Southern last week accused city officials and other Anna Louise Inn advocates of repeatedly deceiving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain federal funds for the Inn’s long-awaited, $13 million renovation.    

Clock Ticking on Parking Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hamilton County Judge Robert Winkler announced March 20 that he will extend the restraining order on the city’s parking plan until April 3, potentially delaying any ruling on the city’s plan to lease its parking assets to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority for another two weeks.  

Gov. Kasich Appears to Flip Flop on Same-Sex Civil Unions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gov. John Kasich on March 21 seemed to come out in support of same-sex civil unions during an interview with a Cleveland TV station, saying, “I just think marriage is between a man and a woman, but if you want to have a civil union, that’s fine with me.”   

Western & Southern’s Shame Knows No Bounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In its ongoing fight against the Anna Louise Inn, Western & Southern has sunk to a new low: It is now accusing ALI of discriminating against men.  

Enemy of the State

Officials from around Ohio want their local government funding back from Gov. John Kasich

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
With the support of Democratic officials from around the state, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld is launching a website called ProtectMyOhio.com to organize efforts to restore local government funding cut during Republican Gov. John Kasich’s time in office.   

Ruling to Determine Parking Plan’s Future

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The city of Cincinnati and opponents of the parking plan met in court March 15 to debate whether laws passed with emergency clauses are subject to referendum.  

Cranley: Redirect Funding from Streetcar to Interchange

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Mayoral candidate John Cranley, who opposes the parking plan and streetcar, says the city should redirect funding from the streetcar to the MLK/I-71 Interchange, but the funding is specifically attached to the streetcar project.
  

The Inevitable Progress of Gay Rights

4 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LGBT-supporting Cincinnatians had a bipolar March 15, with Sen. Rob Portman coming out in support of same-sex marriage and the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) being publicly barred from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the same day.