Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. is recommending closing a $34 million general fund deficit with a series of cuts and a large chunk of one-time money from letting a private company manage the city's parking facilities.
He sent his plan Monday to Mayor Mark Mallory, who'll review it and forward it to City Council.
Dohoney said it wasn't possible to close the large gap with cuts alone.
The Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP will hold an election for president Tuesday, with incumbent Christopher Smitherman being challenged by a long-time board member and union activist who believes Smitherman has steered the organization from its core civil rights mission.
Bob Richardson, a former officer of Laborers Local 265 and former president of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, is taking on Smitherman, now a Cincinnati city councilman. Smitherman is seeking a fourth two-year term as head of the city’s oldest civil rights organization.
WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some suggestions to change the way electoral votes are counted in Ohio and the counting of provisional ballots in the state.