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ACLU Opposes New Limits on Early Voting

Proposed legislation removes five days in which voters can simultaneously register and vote

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says it opposes Senate Bill 238, which would reduce Ohio’s in-person early voting period from 35 to 29 days and repeal a five-day period in which Ohioans can simultaneously register to vote and vote in person. “The five-day window offers major benefits to many voters, including those with disabilities or inflexible work schedules, and there is l...  

False Equivalency Confuses Streetcar Debate

11 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The streetcar project has empirical evidence to back it up. Mayor-elect John Cranley's trackless trolley idea doesn't.  

Streetcar Supporters Organize Campaign to Save Project

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Streetcar supporters packed Mercantile Library and Fountain Square on Nov. 14 to start a two-week campaign that seeks to prevent the incoming mayor and City Council from canceling the ongoing project.   

Dohoney Out as City Manager

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
City Council on Nov. 14 accepted City Manager Milton Dohoney’s resignation.  
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Bill weakens energy standards, groups rally against global warming, county could cut taxes

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Cincinnati’s State Sen. Bill Seitz says he will introduce a “compromise” bill that still weakens Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable standards but allows some of the current requirements for in-state renewable sources to remain for a few years. Environmental and business groups argu...  
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Report: Poverty Skews Urban School Funding

Study filters spending on poverty and other special needs to allow better comparisons

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Urban schools spend considerably less on basic education for a typical student than previously assumed after accounting for miscellaneous expenditures related to poverty, according to a Nov. 19 report from three school advocacy groups. If it’s accepted by state officials and taxpayers, the report could give way to a reorientation of how school funds are allocated in Ohio — perhaps with a ...  
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Cincinnati's 'Equality Index' Score Improves

City gains 13 points in HRC’s index ranking treatment of LGBT community

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Cincinnati obtained a 90 out of 100 in the 2013 Municipal Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Tuesday, giving the city a 13-point bump compared to 2012’s mixed score. The city aced cat...  
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JobsOhio benefits Columbus, property tax return could grow, museum levy gets conditions

{CommentsCant} · Monday, November 18, 2013
JobsOhio, the state-funded privatized development agency, grants more tax credits around Columbus, the state capital, than anywhere else in the state. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, the discrepancy might be driven by Columbus’ high growth ra...  
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Ohioans Rally for Global Warming Regulations

Environmental groups call on Sen. Brown to show support

{CommentsCant} · Monday, November 18, 2013
More than 200 Ohioans gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday to call on U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to support federal regulations that would attempt to curtail human-caused global warming. The regulations would impose stricter pollution limits on power plants across the nation, which Environment Ohio says are responsible for 41 percent of U.S. carbon emissions — a primary...  
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Streetcar supporters pack event, federal funds threatened, Dohoney to get severance pay

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 15, 2013
Supporters of the $133 million streetcar project packed Mercantile Library and Fountain Square last night to start a two-week campaign to prevent Mayor-elect John Cranley and the newly elected City Council from halting the ongoing project. The goal is to convince at least...