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Inside Pitch
1:47 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Schmidt fails to file financial disclosure report

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

A website which tracks Congressional money said that former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has failed to file a financial disclosure report that is required of members of Congress when they leave office.

Schmidt is one of 14 House members who left Congress in January to not file the termination report, according to the website Legistorm. The filings are supposed to come within 30 days of the member leaving office.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Howard Wilkinson Political Chat-Cincinnati Council

Howard Wilkinson
Photo by Michael E. Keating

WVXU Political Reporter talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the upcoming Cincinnati City Council election and how  and why the parties go about making their political endorsements in this non-partisan race.

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casino
5:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Police try to prevent traffic problems at Horseshoe

Only invited guests can park in the casino garage tonight. Others are encouraged to park at the Banks.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Traffic in and around the Horseshoe Casino is expected to be heavy tonight for the grand opening. Police and city officials say plan accordingly.

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Casino
11:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Indiana casinos brace for impact of Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Tana Weingartner, WVXU

The roulette wheels will spin and the lights on the slot machines will flash when Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.

Down the river in southeast Indiana, all within an easy drive of downtown Cincinnati, there are three riverboat casinos that have been cash cows since the late 1990s for their owners; and the local governments that have benefited from the tax revenue they generate.

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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Kasich sitting pretty, but not home free

Twenty-five months into his term, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finally hit the “magic number.”

In politics, the magic number for an elected official seeking re-election is 50 percent or more in his or her job approval rating.


You do not want to be running for re-election with an approval rating below 50 percent. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to lose, but it means you have some explaining to do the voters.

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