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Tax cuts are the big feature in the Ohio Senate’s newly proposed two year budget, along with more than a billion in new funding for higher education and K-12 schools.

President Keith Faber says the proposed Republican Senate budget is smaller than the plans proposed by Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio House. But he says his chamber’s plan has one key goal.

“We are continuing today to build on our commitment to fund what matters and return to the taxpayers what’s not essential,” Faber says.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell presented his 90-day crime reduction plan to City Manager Harry Black Monday afternoon during a meeting at city hall. 

Several members of Cincinnati council have introduced their own version of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for the city. 

When Cincinnati Council approves the city budget next week, it most likely will include a five percent water rate increase.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works Director Tony Parrott the five percent increase is the bare minimum amount needed to keep up the system.

A Cincinnati city attorney said there is a new management team in charge of a troubled Walnut Hills apartment complex.

Attorney Mark Manning also told Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inspected The Alms Hill Apartments on Victory Parkway.

  WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke Monday morning with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential ambitions; and when he might formally enter the race. 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Inside a nondescript Loveland building, AMP Electric Vehicles is putting the finishing touches on the electric delivery trucks it’s building for United Parcel Service.  The U.S. Post Office might be the next customer.

UPS has ordered 18 of them for its Houston market and AMP CEO Steve Burns is trying to convince them to buy more of the electric trucks.

The electric truck

The presidential candidate who isn’t a presidential candidate but will probably soon be a presidential candidate spent part of the past week in New Hampshire, the place where presidential candidacies go to either be born or die on the vine.

We’re talking John Kasich, the 69th governor of Ohio here.

The governor of a key swing state who has been racing around from one early primary or caucus state for months now, dropping big hints about wanting to be president, but always stopping short of announcing his candidacy.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department has 22 new graduates who are ready to start their careers in the city.  

Members of the 105th recruit class received their commissions Friday during a ceremony at Cincinnati Christian University.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

After the March death of a two-year-old whose family was in the Job and Family Services system, Hamilton County leaders ordered a review of the child welfare system.  Prosecutor Joe Deters says the review found no fault with the system but reforms are needed.

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