WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the 9th Ohio Senate District race between Republican Charlie Winburn and Democrat Cecil Thomas; and Bill Clinton's message to Ohio Democrats.
When Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley unveiled his city budget plan in mid-May, his hand-picked chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Republican Charlie Winburn, vowed that the budget would be passed by June 4.
No waiting around until the last minute, Winburn said – which, in this case, would have been June 30.
And he did. Council passed that budget Wednesday, although they still have to deal with the issue of a water rate increase.
Former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and his wife, Pam Thomas, who was appointed to his seat, may be listed as members of the host committee for mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls, but they hasten to point out they are not endorsing her candidacy.
The Enquirer reported Monday that Pam and Cecil Thomas "are hosting a fundraiser for Qualls next month."