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Hamilton County Commission
4:06 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

County investigating if 'Obamacare' could mean lower property taxes

An outside healthcare consultant will help Hamilton County determine if any of its property taxes can be reduced now that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is law.

County Commissioners want to know if some things paid for with local property taxes will be covered by federal dollars.

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Local News
12:54 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Brent Spence project to be on federal priority list

Brent Spence Bridge
Michael Keating

Senator Rob Portman's amendment to make obsolete and structurally unsound bridges such as the Brent Spence Bridge here a priority for federal funding passed in the U.S. Senate today.

It's not yet known how much of the $500 million set aside in the transportation appropriations bill for bridges in critical condition will go to the Brent Spence project, which officials in Ohio and Kentucky say will cost an estimated $2.7 billion to complete.
 

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Local News
9:17 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Early voting for Cincinnati mayor begins August 6

Early voting for the September 10 Cincinnati mayoral primary begins on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Persons who want to cast early absentee ballots can find applications at the Hamilton County Board of Elections website. They are also available at public libraries in Cincinnati and at the board of elections offices.

In-person early voting at the board offices at 824 Broadway downtown will begin the same day.

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GE Aviation
6:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

GE's key role in generating more electricity on aircraft

Inside the new EPISCENTER
Ann Thompson WVXU

GE's electrical power systems business, with an eye toward the increasing need for power on airplanes, is about to open the first of its kind research facility on the campus of the University of Dayton. The EPISCENTER (Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center) will provide the floor space and infrastructure needed to test four complete electrical systems.

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Transportation
4:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

City and Consortium planning for new MLK interchange

The state's plan calls for work to start next year on the MLK interchange at I-71.
Holly Yurchison WVXU News

Governor Kasich's transportation funding plan released this week would give a boost to a project to build a new interchange at Martin Luther King Junior Drive and I-71 in Cincinnati's Uptown.  The plan calls for starting construction next year on the $107 million project. 

Local officials have already been making their own plans for the interchange and the second of two planning studies is being held tonight.  Uptown Consortium CEO Beth Robinson says the project is expected to radically change the face of Uptown and increase traffic on MLK.

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