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Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson gives his thoughts on the Cincinnati mayor and Council races. 

  Cincinnati voters had their say on Tuesday, we get a rundown on the winners and losers in yesterday’s races from Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman.

Warren county final results are in.  Two school levies passed and one failed.  The Lebanon School levy passed  53 percent  to 47 percent.  The Springboro school levy passed 74 percent to 26 percent and the Franklin school levy failed with 65 percent against and 35 percent for the levy.   You can find other Warren county results here

Michael Keating

WVXU political reporter, Howard Wilkinson talks about tomorrow's election and the last 24 hours of campaigning in the Cincinnati Mayor's race.

Live election coverage

Nov 1, 2013

Our Twitter feed is providing live, up-to-date election information.  You can also visit twitter.com/917wvxu.

Next Tuesday Cincinnati voters decide who’s going to lead the city for the next four years, as they elect a new mayor and city council. Assistant Director for Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program at Xavier University, Dr. Gene Beaupre, and Cincinnati Enquirer Assistant Editor, Government and Public Affairs, Carl Weiser, join Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman to look at the races, and the issues on the ballot November 5.

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the money being spent in the Cincinnati Mayor and Council races.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin is back with us again, post-government shutdown, pre-whatever the next big crisis will be. Immigration, Obamacare round two, budget negotiations, the holiday version, or something not yet on the radar. Tune in, share your thoughts, and see if you can answer Ken’s trivia question this month. And Ken is now online, visit his website or podcast.

Zoo Levy Renewal

Oct 17, 2013
Cincinnati Zoo

Hamilton County residents will decide whether or not to renew the Zoo levy on November 5. The proposed 5-year property tax levy, which would generate approximately $6.7 million annually, currently accounts for 23% of the Zoo’s annual budget.

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is asking voters to renew its tax levy on election day by voting yes on Issue 1. If renewed, the property tax levy would produce approximately $18.1 million annually for a ten-year period, beginning in fiscal year 2015. The Library would use the funds to help pay for basic operating and maintenance expenses. Kimber L.

Live Mayoral Debate today at 7 PM

Oct 15, 2013
Mark Heyne / WVXU News

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is partnering with WCPO, the League of Women Voters and the Cincinnatus Association to host a live mayoral debate Tuesday, October 15 at 7 PM. 

You can hear a live stream of this debate at wcpo.com/live.

Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the low number of early voters for the upcoming November 5th election and What bypassing the legislature on Medicaid expansion will mean to Governor Kasich.

With less than a month left to persuade voters, Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley are each making their final push to become Cincinnati’s next mayor. We hear what each candidate has to say, on the streetcar, parking lease plan, balancing the city’s budget, and other issues that will determine the outcome of this election.

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the benefit of being an incumbent in the Cincinnati Council race.

Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati

In 1924 local corruption was so bad that Cincinnati earned the reputation as the worst-governed city in America. In June of that year, a new reform-minded group called the City Charter Committee was founded. Today that group is known as the Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati. Mary Fitzpatrick, former board member, and Executive Committee Chairman Michael Goldman discuss the history and mission of the Charter Committee.

Tea Party convention in Ohio shows split with GOP

Sep 30, 2013
Karen Kasler

Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues. But they also are being told they have a lot of work to do.

The more than 300 activists at the statewide Tea Party’s annual We The People Convention seem to be standing solidly against the Republican Party’s most visible candidate next year.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin is back with us again to share his insights on Syria, a possible government shutdown over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, the arguing factions within the Republican Party, and other key issues being debated in the nation’s capital.

The gamble that internet cafe backers have taken to try to stop a law effectively banning those establishments may not pay off. The supporters of those cafes, also called sweepstakes parlors, launched a petition drive to stop the law and put it before voters. But early estimates show that they may not have the 231,000 signatures they need to get the law onto next year’s ballot. Secretary of State Jon Husted said his office will know next week.

Current Ohio gun law says individuals may defend themselves and their property, but they must retreat if able to do so safely. Stand your ground legislation now in the Ohio house would remove that obligation to retreat.

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