Yes, the Nov. 4 election was a complete train wreck for the Ohio Democratic Party.
The gubernatorial candidate, Ed FitzGerald, was so abysmally weak that he took only 33 percent of the vote again incumbent Republican John Kasich – the worst drubbing of a Democratic candidate for governor since an unknown state senator named Rob Burch had 25 percent of the vote against popular GOP incumbent George Voinovich in 1994.
A Cincinnati council member and the city are launching an effort to get more employers to pay their workers higher wages.
P.G. Sittenfeld introduced the Cincinnati Living Wage Initiative Thursday morning at a press conference. It asks businesses to voluntarily pay their employees $10.10 an hour. That's the amount of the proposed federal minimum wage increase that has stalled in Congress.
Sittenfeld said it could make people in the city less vulnerable.
A Cincinnati Council Member wants to expand a pilot program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city. Right now it's being used in East and West Price Hill, Westwood, College Hill and Madisonville.
P.G. Sittenfeld said it has worked and the program is self-sustaining. He said banks are taking better care of the properties they own and the fees are generating enough revenue to pay for it.
This week WVXU's political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the latest controversy with JobsOhio and what it could mean to Governor Kasich's reelection chances. He also looks at the Cincinnati Council race and how some potential candidates are back out gathering signatures.