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Storm forces Cincy GOP to postpone RNC convention pitch
With a winter storm moving across the country, Cincinnati Republicans postponed their trip to Washington, where they were scheduled to pitch the Queen City as the perfect site to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cincinnati is one of eight...
Posted: 3/3/2014 3:50 PM
Strickland soaks up spotlight and talks 2014, 2016
Former Gov. Ted Strickland was soaking up the political spotlight this week in Washington, as he and other Ohio Democrats pitched Columbus as a possible host city for the Democratic National Convention. Strickland was among the state party leaders, Columbus...
Posted: 2/28/2014 8:19 PM
Divided council decides to buy own meters
City Council voted 5-3 on Wednesday to move forward on the purchase of parking meters, with the city to operate the new system. “What we’re deciding today is to buy meters … which as I understand it have all the capabilities that are available today,”...
Posted: 2/26/2014 3:45 PM
Casino bill in Kentucky ailing but still not dead
Speaker of the House Pro Tem Larry Clark earlier this month said his amendment to allow casinos in Kentucky wasn’t dead but was “at the funeral home.” After a meeting with the owners of Kentucky’s five thoroughbred racetracks on Wednesday, including Turfway...
Posted: 2/26/2014 3:06 PM
Voting rights PAC targets Husted
If you’re poking around the Internet in the next few weeks, among the ads for weight loss and miracle beauty creams will be this small but pointed ad: Democratic group iVote is behind the ad and others like it targeting down ticket secretary of state...
Posted: 2/25/2014 10:56 AM
Your State of the State rhymes
After we posted a story with an unintentionally rhyming headline, ‘The state of our state is up for debate’, Twitter user @ForwardFalcon asked, ‘Will it all rhyme?’ The inspired us to ask for rhyming Ohio State of the State. So far Mr. Falcon, who is...
Posted: 2/24/2014 4:46 PM
POLL: How is Gov. John Kasich doing?
Chrissie Thompson in our statehouse bureau reports on what Gov. John Kasich will talk about tonight at his State of the State address. What do you think of how he’s doing?
Posted: 2/24/2014 8:04 AM
Cranley presses to use more minority businesses
Mayor John Cranley unveiled a proposal Friday to pressure developers on city-funded projects to include more minority-owned businesses. He also is seeking internal goals on city projects to take the current 2.7 percent for African-American-owned businesses...
Posted: 2/21/2014 11:16 AM
‘Go for the big bucks’: Viewers’ advice to city on parking plans
The city once again faces a decision about what to do with its parking. Go with Mayor John Cranley’s tweaks, or a modified version of the leasing plan killed by the mayor. Here’s what you’re telling the city using the Enquirer’s ‘talk to your government’...
Posted: 2/21/2014 8:24 AM
Cranley presser on minority inclusion to be livestreamed
Mayor John Cranley said he will make a “major announcement” Friday morning regarding minority inclusion. Steve Leeper, head of the nonprofit development agency 3CDC, will also be at the City Hall press conference. Improving minority hiring on public contracts...
Posted: 2/21/2014 8:05 AM
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