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Fraud Schemes, Tax Increases And Construction Delays, Oh My! This Week's Top Stories

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan
We look at the news affecting Greater Cincinnati and the Tri-state.

A local landscaper on trial for taking part in an alleged minority contracting fraud scheme takes the stand in his own defense. Hamilton County property owners will see an increase in their taxes in 2019 for the Reds and Bengals stadiums. And a dispute between the county and the City of Cincinnati could delay construction of a music venue at The Banks.

Republicans in the Kentucky House select their new leaders, including a state representative who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement a year ago. That new GOP leadership fires a staffer who filed a whistleblower suit against Republican members of the General Assembly.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are WCPO digital reporter Paula Christian (@PaulaChristian_); Cincinnati Enquirer regional government reporter Scott Wartman (@ScottWartman); Associated Press Kentucky Statehouse Correspondent Adam Beam (@adambeam); River City News Publisher and News Director for Classic Country 106.7 and 105.9, Michael Monks (@micmonkssmedia); and WVXU reporter Bill Rinehart (@billgrinehart).

Tune into Cincinnati Edition Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.