Hamilton County http://wvxu.org en Early voting begins Tuesday for Aug. 5 election, but a slim ballot http://wvxu.org/post/early-voting-begins-tuesday-aug-5-election-slim-ballot <p>Tuesday is the first day of early voting in Ohio's August 5 election, although few voters in southwest Ohio will have anything to vote on.</p><p>Hamilton County has only two issues on the ballot - an additional 11.2 mill tax levy in the Lockland Local School District and the renewal of a five mill tax levy for fire and emergency medical services in Mount Healthy.</p><p>In Warren County, voters in the Lebanon City School District will decide a tax levy renewal that will raise $4.2 million a year for the next three years.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:18:28 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28894 at http://wvxu.org GE celebrates The Banks project with Kasich http://wvxu.org/post/ge-celebrates-banks-project-kasich <p></p><p>General Electric, a week after it announced it would build its Global Operation Center at The Banks, held a celebration today in their temporary headquarters with Gov. John Kasich and a host of elected officials and community leaders who had a hand in bringing the center to Cincinnati.</p><p>Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County commissioners approved packages of tax incentives to nail down the deal. Kasich’s private, non-profit development firm, JobsOhio worked for months with GE officials to convince them to bring the operations center here.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:35:26 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28700 at http://wvxu.org GE celebrates The Banks project with Kasich Unraveling the mystery of judicial candidates http://wvxu.org/post/unraveling-mystery-judicial-candidates <p>Candidates for judgeships in Ohio are in a unique and somewhat odd position.</p><p>They run in primary elections as Democrats or Republicans. But, when the general election rolls around, their names appear on the ballot without party designation.</p><p>So, unless you are a person who pays close attention to politics or somebody – usually the judicial candidate’s political party – tells you whether or not he or she is a Democrat or a Republican, you may go to the polls totally in the dark about which is which.</p><p>And the judicial races are usually stuck at the bottom of the ballot.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28253 at http://wvxu.org Unraveling the mystery of judicial candidates Howard Wilkinson's post-election analysis http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-post-election-analysis <p></p><p>WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some of the more interesting results in Tuesday's primary election and the low turnout in southwest Ohio counties.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:53:22 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26422 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's post-election analysis Some upsets and surprises in Tuesday's low-turnout primary http://wvxu.org/post/some-upsets-and-surprises-tuesdays-low-turnout-primary <p>Two incumbent Republican state representatives were defeated, a former Cincinnati city council member became the Democratic nominee for a state senate seat, and House Speaker John Boehner cruised to a win in Tuesday’s primary election in southwest Ohio.</p><p>The turnout in Tuesday’s election in the southwest Ohio counties was even lower than election officials expected – Hamilton County’s turnout was barely over 13 percent, 17.5 percent in Butler County, 15 percent in Warren County, and just under 13 percent in Clermont County.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 03:22:27 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26414 at http://wvxu.org