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Cincinnati budget
5:19 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Cincy Council discuss options for city budget

Jay Hanselman

Can Cincinnati balance its next budget without money from a proposed parking lease or massive layoffs?  The answer to that question depends on who you ask.  

City administrators say it's mathematically impossible to balance without one or the other.  

But some Council Members disagree.  P.G. Sittenfeld said during a special meeting Thursday there are options.

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Cincinnati parking plan
4:19 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Cincinnati parking plan likely headed to ballot

Amy Murray reviews petition signatures before submitting the forms to the city.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Opponents of Cincinnati's parking lease deal turned in more than 19,000 petition signatures Thursday. That means it's likely the the issue will be on the November ballot. They need 8,522 valid signatures.

Former council woman Amy Murray thanked those who signed and circulated petitions.

"The people have the right to ask for this, to have a referendum," says Murray. "And it's something that people feel so passionate about. It will have a huge impact on our business districts."

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weapons
3:29 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Ham Co Sheriff's Dept. eliminates check weapons at door policy

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is changing its weapons policy at all county buildings.

Beginning April 15th if you bring a gun, knife, mace or any contraband that could be used as a weapon inside, you will have to take it back to your car, or it will be destroyed. Under the current policy sheriffs deputies would tag it and hold it for you until you were ready to leave.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
3:14 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Poll: Rand Paul in the mix for 2016 GOP nomination

Rand Paul
Official portrait

Kentucky's junior senator, Rand Paul, finished third among a group of eight potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, according to a poll released this week.

The Quinnipiac University poll showed among 712 voters who described themselves as Republicans Paul had 15 percent support for the GOP nomination, bested only by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida (19 percent) and the 2012 vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan (17 percent).

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Sequester
2:24 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Air Force Museum feels sequestration effects

Visitors check out a former Air Force One plane in the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Credit Greene County CVB

The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is closing some exhibits and could close more because of the sequester.

Beginning May 1, the museum's Presidential and Research & Development Galleries will close until further notice.

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