government http://wvxu.org en Beyond Civility http://wvxu.org/post/beyond-civility <p>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. <a href="http://beyondcivility.org/"><strong>Beyond Civility</strong></a> is working to increase respectful communication by showing that it can be done. This Monday, November 12, they will kick off their<strong> Side-by-Side</strong> series featuring <a href="http://www.ohiosenate.gov/senate2012/seitz"><strong>State Senator Bill Seitz</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.roxannequalls.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls</strong></a>. To discuss their goals and this series, Mark Perzel welcomes organizers <strong>Bea Larsen</strong> and <strong>Robert Rack</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:31:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 5840 at http://wvxu.org Beyond Civility Hamilton County budget process "challenging" http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-budget-process-challenging <p>Hamilton County Commissioners are meeting with department heads as they work out next year's <a href="http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/administrator/bsi/budget.asp" target="_blank">budget</a>. With most agency leaders begging not to have their budgets slashed and Commissioners facing steep cuts, the meetings don't last long.</p><p>Board president Greg Hartmann calls the process challenging.</p><p>“We’re in the neighborhood of being $100 million dollars smaller than we were six years ago, from $300 million to $200 million,” he says.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:02:54 +0000 Tana Weingartner 3800 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County budget process "challenging"