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Cincinnati budget
9:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Small crowd for first hearing on Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati budget hearing Wednesday evening in Bond Hill.
Credit Jay Hanselman

A small number of people showed up Wednesday night to speak about the proposed Cincinnati budget for the next fiscal year.  There were lots of empty chairs in the auditorium and only eight people offered testimony.

Some of them want continued funding for on road bicycle lanes.  The proposed budget could cut money for bike lane maintenance and eliminate dollars to build new ones.

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Local News
8:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Former Kentucky Secretary of State named head of Northern Kentucky Chamber

Credit The Institute of Politics at Harvard

The Northern Kentucky Chamber has a new leader.

In a release, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announces former Secretary of State Trey Grayson has been hired as its new president.

Since 2011, Grayson has served as Director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics. Grayson is a 1994 Harvard graduate.  The 42-year-old is scheduled to start his new job July 1. 

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Cincinnati Police
5:31 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Convincing Cincinnati neighborhoods they'll be safer this summer

The City has pledged more resources to reduce crime over the summer in Cincinnati neighborhoods, like Northside.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The numbers point to a safer Cincinnati, but the perception for many is that some neighborhoods still aren't. Just today District Three Police Captain Dan Gerard took members of the Board of Realtors on a tour of Price Hill, where crime is at its lowest in ten years.

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Death Penalty
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Ohio task force releases final Death Penalty report

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Update: Committee issued it's final report today. You can read it here. Court News Ohio says: The report will now be reviewed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and by the president of the Ohio State Bar Association and is being made available to the members of the Ohio General Assembly and interested parties.

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Economic growth
1:14 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Ohio approves tax credits for GE

Credit GE

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved an 85 percent, 15-year Job Creation Tax Credit for General Electric to locate a new regional headquarters in Southwest Ohio.

Two other local companies are also receiving tax incentives.

Here's the breakdown:

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