Ohio officials announced on July 23 that
they’ll take a hands-off approach to promoting the Affordable Care Act
(“Obamacare”), leaving it to the federal government to inform citizens
about opportunities and benefits provided under the law.
Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld was
one of the first to find out about a memo that’s spurred renewed calls
to halt the city’s plans to lease its parking meters, lots and garages
to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.
Rufus Johnson remains optimistic he can
maintain his roles as a television producer and community activist in
Cincinnati, despite Media Bridges closing later this year as a result of
city and state funding cuts.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed
FitzGerald is urging a coalition effort to begin a long, complicated
petitioning process that could repeal some of the anti-abortion measures
in the two-year state budget.
A state audit found more evidence of
misused public funds at Greater Cincinnati’s largest charter school,
including one example of salary overpayment and a range of inappropriate
purchases of meals and entertainment.