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City of Cincinnati

  Sworn in as mayor just under five months ago, John Cranley fought and lost the streetcar battle, successfully stopped the city’s parking lease agreement, proposed a fix for city’s pension plan and called for Cincinnati to be more immigrant friendly. Mayor Cranley sat down with Jay Hanselman to discuss those and other issues, and the challenges and opportunities he sees in the city’s future.

 

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  Will Cincinnati be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention? Last Friday local Republicans and officials from the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau came away feeling confident after making their presentation to the Republican National Committee’s selection committee.

  Some legal experts say the country is entering a new phase in the battle over same-sex marriage, and that fight is taking place in various forms in the tri-state.

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91.7 WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of Cincinnati landing the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's possible presidential ambitions.


Michael E. Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the ongoing debate concerning when and where people can vote in Ohio.

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Update: The meeting to pitch Cincinnati for the 2016 GOP National Convention has been postponed, see tweet:

Mark Urycki / WKSU

Gov. John Kasich gave his fourth State of the State speech last night in Medina, and as perhaps fitting for an election year, it was unlike any other he’s delivered.

At a little over an hour, it was John Kasich’s shortest State of the State. And it was certainly the most surprising – for one reason. And it wasn’t political. “I’m humbled to present the 2014 Ohio Courage Medals to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – three extraordinary women" said Kasich.

Michael E. Keating

This week, Howard Wilkinson talks about last week's Ohio Secretary of State decision to move the Hamilton County Board of Elections to Mount Airy and previews

Governor John Kasich's State of the State Address tonight.

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Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

Feb 20, 2014
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Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, a strong proponent of judicial reform, has raised several questions about  the manner judicial elections are held in the state. She is also a proponent of allowing cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor joins us to share her views on judicial reform.

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Cincinnati Republicans are making a pitch to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cincinnati.  WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the pros and cons and the likelihood that the Queen city will get the nod.

Michael E. Keating

A couple of seats in the Ohio legislature could make for interesting races.  WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about one seat held by Democrats for decades where a formidable Republican could be running and another where the incumbent is facing charges and could be on trial during the election.

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