Hamilton County Commissioners

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Funeral services for retired Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune will be Monday, Feb. 3, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati.

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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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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune Monday submitted his resignation letter to the county's administrator and human resources director.

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The Hamilton County Commissioners and FC Cincinnati have reached an agreement on building two parking garages to support the team's new stadium in the West End.

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The Hamilton County commissioners are renaming the county administration building in Downtown Cincinnati the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government.

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Metropolitan Sewer District customers will find out Thursday if they'll be paying higher rates next year.  

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The Hamilton County Commissioners gave final approval Thursday night to a $17 million expansion of the Sharonville Convention Center.

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The Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls (HCCWG) will present its report and recommendations to the county commission Thursday evening.

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A petition drive challenging a Hamilton County sales tax will fall short of the signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. The effort's chair, Andy Black, says they needed 33,369 signatures, but won't reach the goal by the Thursday deadline.

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Hamilton County residents will find out soon if they'll be asked to overturn a quarter-percent sales tax increase approved in October to balance the county budget.

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Hamilton County administrators are working on a Plan B to make sure The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority can purchase the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.

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A task force will soon be studying ways to "reinvigorate" the Hamilton County Fair.

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Well, so much for civility in politics in this neck of the woods.

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Hamilton County Republicans are launching a campaign to decrease the sales tax, which commissioners recently voted to keep at 7%. Party leaders want to put a repeal before voters in March.

The Hamilton County administrator plans another update for county commissioners in about two weeks on efforts by The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to purchase the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati and replace it with a new facility.

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Hamilton County commissioners have approved a one-quarter (0.25) percent increase in the county sales tax to help balance next year's budget.  

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Hamilton County Commissioners voted two-one Thursday to use $1.3 million of residual money from the county's transit occupancy tax, or hotel/motel tax, as an earnest money deposit to keep a purchase contract alive for the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati from its Singapore-based ownership group.

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On Jan. 25, 2020, Todd Portune, who spent nearly 30 years in office as a Hamilton County commissioner, died at his home in Green Township, according to a statement from his family. He was 61. 

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year.  He told supporters his cancer has returned and a round of chemotherapy treatments has not stopped it from spreading.

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As Hamilton County officials look to balance next year's operating budget, they're getting a little help from Ohio lawmakers.

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