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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:51 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Sewer rates to increase 6 percent

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Like water rates, sewer rates in Hamilton County are increasing.

County Commissioners approved the Metropolitan Sewer District's 2014 budget, which includes a six percent rate hike. MSD is undergoing a massive multi-billion dollar system overhaul required by a federal consent decree.

MSD had asked for a $226.7 million operating budget but the county's new utility oversight director, Dave Meyer, says the sewer district can get by with $210.7 million. Commissioners chose to follow Meyer's recommendation.

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City manager
4:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Concern about compensation package for interim city manager

*Update 12/11/13 4:30 p.m*

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Eric Kearney
3:46 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Kearney steps aside as FitzGerald's running mate

File photo taken November 21 when Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald announced Sen. Eric Kearney would be his running mate.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Less than a week after vowing to stay in the race, Ohio Senator Eric Kearney said in an emailed statement to reporters Tuesday he will remove himself as the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidate  Ed FitzGerald. Here's the email:

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MSD
2:11 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Cincinnati Council may repeal responsible bidder Wednesday

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati and Hamilton County have been locked in a battle for more than six months about the bidding rules for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects. 

The county created and owns the sewer district, so it argues state and federal procurement guidelines must be used.  But Cincinnati says since it operates MSD, and the city's bidding procedures must be followed. 

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Homeless issue
12:43 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Cincy Council may "unsupport" Avondale housing project

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to withdraw support for a controversial housing project in Avondale.  National Church Residences wants to build up to 100 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled individuals. 

City Council approved a resolution in February supporting the group's effort to get low income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  Those credits have since been approved. 

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