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Budget Gap Threatens Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An April 16 memo from City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. revealed a $22.7 million budget gap is threatening to put an end to the streetcar project.  

David “Bones” Hebert Wrongful Death Lawsuit Expanded

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
April 18 marked the two-year anniversary of the death of David “Bones” Hebert, which prompted his estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Mitchell on April 18, 2012.  

Policy Group: Ohio House Tax Plan Favors Wealthy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The budget bill currently working through the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature would cut taxes in a way that favors the wealthy, according to a new analysis.
  

Streetcar’s No. 1 Problem: Obstructionism

5 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Step one: Create problems for Cincinnati’s streetcar project. Step two: Blame the problems on the streetcar project. Step three: Political profit.
  

Eluding Justice

ACLU: Ohio’s poor population is regularly victimized by legal system

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For most people, being charged with a minor offense like speeding is often little more than an inconvenience. For others, though, it could literally change — or ruin — a life.   

Republicans Push Anti-Abortion, Abstinence Agenda

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Ohio House Finance Committee on April 16 approved a budget bill that would ban comprehensive sex education, defund Planned Parenthood and fund crisis pregnancy centers that pro-choice groups call “anti-choice.”   

GOP Medicaid Threat Unites Common Enemies

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ohio House Republicans are poised to reject the Medicaid expansion and the $500 million per year in federal funding that would come with it for the next two years.   

Thomas to Resign from Council, Wife to Replace Him

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Democratic Councilman Cecil Thomas will resign his council seat after the April 17 council meeting. Thomas recommended that his wife of 32 years, Pam Thomas, take his seat.     

Bad Budget Ideas Confound Public Discourse

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In the past few weeks, Cincinnati’s political scene has been engulfed by debate over the budget, often prompting testy exchanges between city officials.  

Healthy Discussion

Study: Consumers need more options for accessing health care information and costs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In Cincinnati, an ankle MRI can range in price from $367.46 to $2,865.42 — a variation that is leading some companies to specialize in bringing transparency to the health care market.   

City Moves to Hire New Streetcar Project Manager

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on April 8 moved forward with two controversial measures that will create an executive project director position for the streetcar project while allowing the city to rehire retirees while still paying their pensions.    

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.