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Following up on the first of several public budget hearings, Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann says he doesn't foresee wage increases for county workers.

"In our administrator's recommended budget there is discussion about giving raises to employees. As much as I would like to sit here today and say we can do that, I don't think it's consistent with where we are as a county and where this budget is," he says.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners held their first public budget hearing last night but the refrain was nothing new.

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the tight Presidential Race in Ohio, the Vice President and President coming to Dayton and tonight's debate.

Along with winning the White House this November, both major political parties are also hoping to gain a majority in the US Senate. One key senatorial race is right here in Ohio, with incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, running against Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 25 to hear what both candidates had to say in interviews with WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Citing a conflict of interest, Hamilton County Commissioners are hiring an outside attorney to represent the county and a juvenile court employee.

Hundreds of Paul Ryan supporters who came to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee speak, were also on the receiving end of a barbecue lunch.

The campaign speech at Lunken Airport was short but there was plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards as surprised supporters were told to get in line to eat Montgomery Inn barbecue. Paul Ryan served it up.

Paul Ryan, in line serving sandwiches, said, "Nice to see you. What's your name? " Colleen. "Hey, Colleen, Paul. Chicken or pork?"

Howard Wilkinson discussing the week in politics for 10/15/2012.

With less than one month until the general election, the candidates, along with their campaigns and supporters, are pulling out all the stops to sway voters their way, especially in Ohio, a key, if not essential, prize in winning the presidency.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 18, as we gauge the current status of the presidential campaigns. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Hamilton County Commissioners are still looking for ways to balance the 2013 budget without raising taxes.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County's Administrator today presented Commissioners three possible budgets for next year but it sounds like they'll be choosing Option number four.

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