previously covered, seeks a renewed emphasis on Cincinnati’s urban core through new infrastructure and transportation options. It was put together largely based on public feedback.
a self-induced austerity crisis from the federal government, could seriously hurt Ohio schools. Educators around the state, including Cincinnati schools, are expecting
a cut of about 8 percent in federal funding. A Cincinnati Public Schools levy was recently renewed after
a decade of cuts and problemsat the school district.
will not runthe health exchanges that are a big part of the plan. With the governor’s decision, managing the health exchanges now falls to the federal government. Rob Nichols, Kasich’s spokesperson, defended the governor’s decision by pointing out that even if the state managed the exchanges, the federal government would always have the final say, creating an arrangement “just doesn’t make sense for the state.” Exchanges are subsidized, heavily regulated insurance markets that will go into effect in 2014 as part of Obamacare. They are supposed to bring down costs by offering more transparent, open competition through a fair, regulated marketplace.
carried largely by manufacturing, and that looks likely to continue.
among the nation’s best, according to the Princeton Review. Still, none of the schools made the top 10 rankings for the review’s 11 categories.
holding a public hearingtoday to find out what the city should do with casino revenue. Some of the council members already have plans, but City Council wants public feedback to shape the final decision.
recommended fundingfor 56 out of 58 programs. The two programs left out are the Over-The-Rhine Kitchen and a social education program offered by the Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati.
a comprehensive planwith short-term and long-term goals that focus on increasing travel speed and reach.
getting their education. This is despite the fact that, in general,
traditional public schools perform better than charter schools, according to state standards.
about $25 a month. The good news is the cut is lower than expected.
“re-inspection report”for the Lake Erie prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America. According to the new report, CCA has come a long way and corrected many of the violations the state originally found in the private prison. The last report found the prison, which CCA bought in 2011, was
riddled with problems. CityBeat looked at private prisons, their problems and the shady connections between state officials and CCA in
an in-depth report.