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More Than 36,000 Ohioans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

Congress will not extend emergency benefits through budget deal

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 16, 2013
Despite lingering signs of a weakened economy, a bipartisan budget deal working through U.S. Congress will not extend emergency benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed past Dec. 28. If the emergency benefits are allowed to expire, the cut will hit more than 36,000 Ohioans in December and 128,600 through 2014, according to left-leaning think tank   
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Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar gets path forward, redistricting reform under works, federal budget deal approved

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 13, 2013
In what could be another chance of survival for the $132.8 million streetcar project, Mayor John Cranley on Thursday announced he's willing to continue the project if private contributors cover annual operating expenses that would hit an already-strained opera...  
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Study: Supportive Housing Doesn't Hurt Neighborhoods

Report questions fears raised by opponents of Avondale housing project

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 13, 2013
Although some members of City Council appear ready to rescind support for a supportive housing project in Avondale, a previous study commissioned by the group in charge of the Avondale project found supportive housing facilities cause no negative impact to neighborhoods in which they’re located. The study, conducted by Arch City Development and the Urban Decision Group, was commissioned by ...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar announcement today, streetcar decision nears, interim city manager appointed

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mayor John Cranley, Councilman Kevin Flynn and four union representatives from the Fraternal Order of Police, Firefighters Local 48, AFSCME and CODE will make a “major announcement” regarding the streetcar project today at 9 a.m., according to the mayor’s office. Local 12   
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Cranley Open to Private Sector Paying Streetcar Operating Costs

Haile Foundation working with private-sector leaders to find solution

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 12, 2013
The streetcar project’s chances of survival grew on Thursday after Mayor John Cranley announced he’s willing to allow the $132.8 million project move forward if the annual operating costs for the streetcar are underwritten by private contributors.But streetcar supporters might have as little as one week to provide assurances to Cranley that the operating costs can be underwritten by the p...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar audit begins, streetcar campaign launches, committee opposes housing project

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Work began yesterday on an audit of Cincinnati’s $132.8 million streetcar project, but streetcar supporters are upset the audit will only look at the costs and not the potential return on investment. The city hired KPMG, an auditing firm, to review the streetcar’s co...  
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Council Appoints Interim City Manager

Compensation package remains controversial after changes

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
City Council on Wednesday officially appointed Scott Stiles as interim city manager, but only after a testy exchange over the compensation package left three of eight present council members as “no” votes.The package gives Stiles a raise if he returns to his previous role as one of two assistant city managers, which three council members said is unfair to lesser-paid city workers, such as ...  

Cincinnati’s Impoverished Continue to be Underserved and Undercovered

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Local leaders could once again prove how little they care about homelessness and poverty if they rescind their support for a housing project in Avondale.
  

Swinging Support

Two of nine council members could decide the streetcar project’s fate on Dec. 19

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Two council members could decide the $132.8 million streetcar project's fate on Dec. 18, just two weeks after they voted to pause.
  

Committee Votes to Pull Support for Supportive Housing Facility

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A City Council committee voted to rescind council’s support for a 99-unit supportive housing facility in Avondale that would aid chronically homeless, disabled and low-income individuals.