Jay Hanselman

Reporter

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU.

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It looks like people using Cincinnati parking meters will be able to pay with a smartphone app starting sometime in July.  

A Council committee heard that update Monday.  

Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to put additional money into the city's rainy day accounts.  Those are used for emergencies or unexpected expenses during any budget year.  

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Once again this week, Cincinnati Council could not reach an agreement on an approach to operate the city's streetcar system. 

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A Cincinnati Council majority is supporting a plan to pledge an additional $2 million of general fund money to operating the streetcar.  

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Cincinnati Council could hold a special meeting next month to vote on a plan to move up the start date for the city's next police recruit class.  It was scheduled to begin in February, 2016.  But some council members say it needs to start in September, 2015.  They say the city needs to get more officers on the street.

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Update: 6/22/2015: 

The public can pay its respects to slain Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim in a visitation Thursday at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus.

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Cincinnati Council could not agree Wednesday on an approach to operate the city's streetcar system.  So now the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will likely make the selection.  

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Cincinnati administrators will now begin the process of implementing the city's new two-year budget.  

City council approved both the operating and capital budgets unanimously Wednesday after weeks of public hearings and debate.  

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A Cincinnati Council committee has approved a streetcar operating approach, but it's likely to fail when the full council votes this afternoon.  The committee approved a management option where a private contractor will manage the system using local transit union workers.  Council Member Chris Seelbach favors that approach even though he has limited information.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Tuesday he has a plan to pay for streetcar operations if City Council approves the "management option" presented by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) on June 5th.

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