If all goes as planned, by the middle of this week Cincinnati Council will have approved an operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.
Council's Budget and Finance Committee has special sessions set for Monday and Tuesday. The group will be making final modifications to the spending plan Mayor John Cranley sent to Council on May 14th.
There's a final public hearing Tuesday evening at 6 at Midway Elementary School on Glenmore Avenue.
The full Council is scheduled to take a final vote on the budget Wednesday afternoon.
There will be no shortage of contested races in the four southwest Ohio counties in the May primary.
The deadline for candidates to file for the May primary was 4 p.m. today.
The following is a list of the contested races. It is not the final, official list because petitions still have to be checked by county boards of elections for some of the candidates who filed. Here’s who filed:
9th Ohio Senate District: Incumbent Democrat Eric Kearney is term-limited out; and his open seat has drawn a crowd in the Democratic primary.
Hamilton County Commissioners approved the 2014 general fund budget Wednesday.
The $204.1 million spending plan was nearly unchanged from the plan presented by county administration. The only difference being redirecting $6.65 million in indigent care levy funds from the UC Medical Center to cover a gap in the Sheriff's inmate care budget.