Politics

Mock Election
12:04 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Seven Hills students design an election system from scratch

Jen Faber and her class talk about their mock election
WVXU

The results are in, in one of the largest high school mock elections in the country. More than 50,000 ballots were cast in the "Votes" project, including students from Cincinnati's Seven Hills School.


The teenagers in Jen Faber's American History class planned this election from scratch.


"The students designed this election in that they chose to do registration. They created an electoral college system."

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Dueling proposals expected
6:03 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Hamilton County Commissioners lay out budget alternatives

Tana Weingartner WVXU

After rejecting three proposed budget options put forward by the county administrator, Hamilton County Commissioners plan to offer their own spending plans Monday morning.

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Ann Romney: Ohio will play a big role in upcoming election

Ann Romney was joined on stage by Jane Portman, Cindy McCain and Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

Ann Romney campaigned for her husband today  in the battleground state of Ohio with her first stop at a Hamilton business.  Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Cindy McCain were on hand.  Jane Portman also helped warm up the crowd of several hundred at Vinylmax Windows, saying she believes Mitt Romney has the best policy proposals to get the economy moving again.

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Hamilton County Public Health
1:26 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Health District doesn't need county approval

Hamilton County Commissioners are modifying the approval process for something called "then and now" resolutions proposed by the Public Health District.

The resolutions allow the district to pay organizations it does business with.

Commissioner Chris Monzel says the district shouldn't have to get approval from the board and a legal opinion from the county prosecutor agrees.

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Council term
4:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Supporters of Cincinnati Issue 4 hold press event

Cincinnati Council chamber at City Hall.
Credit Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati residents will vote next week on a charter amendment that would allow city council members to serve four-year terms instead of the current two.  

Both sides have been debating the issue since a council majority placed it on the ballot in August.  

The group Citizens for Common Sense is urging a “yes” vote and held a press conference Tuesday.  

Business owner and philanthropist Otto Budig supports longer-terms.

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