Cecil Thomas http://wvxu.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-7 <p></p><p>WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the 9th Ohio Senate District race between Republican Charlie Winburn and Democrat Cecil Thomas; and Bill Clinton's message to Ohio Democrats.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:17:40 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28044 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Winburn poised to run for Ohio Senate http://wvxu.org/post/winburn-poised-run-ohio-senate <p>When Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley unveiled his city budget plan in mid-May, his hand-picked chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Republican Charlie Winburn, vowed that the budget would be passed by June 4.</p><p>No waiting around until the last minute, Winburn said – which, in this case, would have been June 30.</p><p>And he did. Council passed that budget Wednesday, although they still have to deal with the issue of a water rate increase.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 27661 at http://wvxu.org Winburn poised to run for Ohio Senate Hamilton County sewer rates increasing; new counsel requested for Judge Hunter http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-sewer-rates-increasing-new-counsel-requested-judge-hunter <p>Hamilton County Commissioners continue to take public comments on the proposed 2014 Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) budget.</p><p>MSD is asking for a $226.7 million operating budget but the county's new utility oversight director says the sewer district can get by with $210.7 million.</p><p>What both sides DO agree on, is a six percent rate increase.</p><p>MSD's Jack Rennekamp&nbsp; says, "the average residential customer... will see his/her quarterly annualized bill go from from $188.15 to $199.45."</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:55:31 +0000 Tana Weingartner 20388 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County sewer rates increasing; new counsel requested for Judge Hunter The Thomases: Not endorsing in mayor's race http://wvxu.org/post/thomases-not-endorsing-mayors-race <p>Former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and his wife, Pam Thomas, who was appointed to his seat, may be listed as members of the host committee for mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls, but they hasten to point out they are not endorsing her candidacy.</p><p>The Enquirer reported Monday that Pam and Cecil Thomas "are hosting a fundraiser for Qualls next month."</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:09:58 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15559 at http://wvxu.org The Thomases: Not endorsing in mayor's race Pamula Thomas joins Cincinnati City Council http://wvxu.org/post/pamula-thomas-joins-cincinnati-city-council <p>Within the span of about five minutes today Cincinnati Council accepted the resignation of one member and witnessed the swearing-in of a replacement.<br><br>Cecil Thomas ended his Council service after more than seven years.&nbsp; He's leaving early because term limits prevent him from seeking re-election in November. &nbsp;<br><br>Thomas’ wife, Pamula, was appointed to take his place and she'll be on the ballot this fall. &nbsp;<br><br>She said she'll strive to represent the city with transparency, fortitude and integrity.<br> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:19:55 +0000 Jay Hanselman 11554 at http://wvxu.org Pamula Thomas joins Cincinnati City Council