Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley presents the State of the City; major changes could be in store for city council over the next four years; a dispute with HUD over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments could displace dozens of tenants; Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune identifies the county's infrastructure priorities; and Music Hall re-opens this weekend after a $143-million renovation.
New details are uncovered in the tea party suit against the IRS. Hamilton County Public Library trustees say the fate of the main branch is still undecided. And a look at why students are suspended and the latest Ohio public school report cards.
This week an independent consultant recommended major changes to the pension systems that cover most of Kentucky's public workers. The controversy over Confederate memorials continues in the Commonwealth as African-American leaders call for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the capital.
This week, Cincinnati Council approved a city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billon for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board voted to put a tax levy on next year's ballot. Funeral services for Otto Warmbier were held yesterday and the jury in the Tensing trial is still in deliberation.
President Trump was in Cincinnati Wednesday for a speech on rebuilding America's waterways. The Kroger Company announced plans to build a mixed-use project downtown, which will include the first grocery store the company has had downtown since 1969. And Cincinnati City Council looks at the city's budget and funding for the second year of the streetcar.
Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition, we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. This week we discuss what is now known about the shooting that took place inside Cameo nightclub last weekend. We'll also get a run-down on legislation that came out of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners is currently deliberating the proposed 2016 General Fund Budget submitted by the county administrator. The budget funds the county's government services, including the Sheriff's Department, the Prosecutor's office and courts system.