Hamilton County Commission

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Hamilton County commissioners this week will officially accept a state grant to renovate space within the Justice Center, creating 92 treatment beds.

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Former county commissioner Todd Portune got what he wanted from the Hamilton County Democratic Party's central committee Saturday morning – the appointment of his former chief of staff, Victoria Parks, to serve out the remainder of his term.

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Hamilton County commissioners are outlining their goals for the upcoming year. That includes welcoming a new commissioner, who is expected to be named this weekend by the Democratic Party to replace Todd Portune, who resigned Dec. 31 because of his battle with cancer.  

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There's clearly something in the DNA of Democrats in Hamilton County that makes them unable, or unwilling, to believe that they are sitting in the catbird seat.

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has made a recommendation for his temporary successor. Victoria Parks has been Portune's chief of staff since 2016. She tells WVXU the honor is "bittersweet."

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Cincinnati FOP President Dan Hils was a Republican candidate for Hamilton County commissioner for about a week before he abruptly ended his candidacy this Tuesday.

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When Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus took office, she became the second woman ever to have a seat on the commission. She made it one of her priorities early on to begin addressing the disparity of women holding office. In 2017, she created the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls to promote women in leadership roles.

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Hamilton County homeowners will get a slightly larger property tax rebate next year as part of the 1996 sales tax increase to pay for new stadiums for the Reds and Bengals.

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Hamilton County homeowners will find out next month how much of a rebate they'll get on their 2020 property tax bills from the 1996 sales tax increase to pay for new stadiums for the Reds and Bengals.

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There was a time when the leaders of the Democratic Party in Hamilton County had to crawl on their hands and knees and beg people to run for county offices.

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Hamilton County officials are still working on a new plan to handle dog warden services in the county. It comes after SPCA Cincinnati announced in August it will no longer be doing that next year.  

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An outside firm tasked with reviewing Hamilton County's finances for the past 11 years is out with its preliminary findings.

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Two weeks ago, Hamilton County commissioner Todd Portune, a Democrat, held a press conference to announce that his cancer was spreading and that he would not be running for re-election in 2020.

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When I started covering politics in these parts 37 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a day when the Republicans were on the outside of Hamilton County government looking in.

That day has come.

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Hamilton County commissioners are reviewing the county administrator's recommended 2020 budget. The proposed document includes a financial plan for the next five years.

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The Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to decide in about a month how the county's dog warden functions will be handled. They'll be looking for a new option after the SPCA Cincinnati said it will not be providing those services in 2020.  

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Hamilton County commissioners could vote in a few weeks on a resolution to set up a task force to study the future of the county fair.

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Hamilton County commissioners are considering several options about how to proceed with dog warden and humane enforcement operations. The program review began earlier this year after complaints from animal advocates.

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Updated: Thursday, 4:10 p.m.

Hamilton County officials are confirming a deal is done between the county and Cincinnati to amend their convention center cooperative agreement.

Commissioner Todd Portune Returns To Business As Usual

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Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously on an initiative impacting homelessness. Commissioner Todd Portune joined the other commissioners after being out for neck surgery.

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