Politics

Cincinnati mayor
9:07 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Sittenfeld will not run for Cincinnati Mayor

Council members Charlie Winburn and P.G. Sittenfeld (right)
Credit Photo by Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is not going to run for Mayor next year.  Sittenfeld said this morning he'll seek another term on Council during the 2013 election.  

He said many friends and community leaders encouraged him to consider the Mayor's race.

"I enjoy the work on Council and I do feel good about the impact I'm having there," Sittenfeld said.  "And frankly I want to continue a lot of the priorities I've started."

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Budget vote not unanimous
2:15 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Hamilton County 2013 budget means cuts

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County has a 2013 budget but unlike the past few years, the vote was not unanimous.

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Board aiming for unanimous vote
3:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Budget vote delayed one week

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are pushing back the date to pass a 2013 general fund budget.

Board President Greg Hartmann's plan has two votes but he'd prefer to present a unified front and have it pass unanimously.

Lone Democrat Todd Portune says, "no offense to Hartmann" but...

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Politics
9:13 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about a new role for US Senator Rob Portman and the activity beginning in the Cincinnati Council and Mayor's races.


Commissioner Portune offers budget plan
3:11 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hamilton County could issue securities to raise revenues

Hamilton County Commissioners are hammering out the 2013 budget. Lone democrat Todd Portune released his proposal today/yesterday. Key to his 5-year plan is generating extra funds through a state provision allowing counties with land banks to issue securities based on expected tax revenues.

"While the use of this vehicle is limited to counties that are land bank counties, nowhere in the legislation, and nowhere have I found, are the use of the proceeds limited to just land bank activities," he says.

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