Politics

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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Politics
9:16 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Howard Wilkinson talks about Cincinnati Council and Mayor's race coming up next year



With the presidential election over, you might think politicians would get a bit of a break, but that's not the case. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson joins Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the next election on many people's minds. Goo

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Side by Side Conversation
12:31 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Beyond Civility

Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls
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Now that the elections are over, do you believe that there is still the possibility of respectful public discourse, even among people of different beliefs? A group in Cincinnati does, and they have set out to prove it. Beyond Civility is working to increase respectful communication by showing that it can be done. This Monday, November 12, they will kick off their Side-by-Side series featuring State Senator Bill Seitz and Cincinnati Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls. To discuss their goals and this series, Mark Perzel welcomes organizers Bea Larsen and Robert Rack.


Council term
4:50 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati Issue 4 supporters celebrating

Issue 4 supporters hold a victory rally on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall.
Credit Jay Hanselman

People who supported longer terms for Cincinnati Council Members are celebrating.  

City voters narrowly approved a charter amendment Tuesday to change the Council term to four-years instead of the current two.  

Campaign co-chair Mike Allen said he's not concerned the issue only passed by a little more than two-thousand votes.

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