Politics

Politics
5:25 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Whaley Wins Race For Dayton Mayor

Mayor-elect Nan Whaley with City Commissioners Joey Williams and Jeffrey Mims.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

A city commissioner has defeated a former judge to win election as Dayton's next mayor in the nonpartisan race. Nan Whaley won about 56 percent of the vote to defeat A.J. Wagner in unofficial returns Tuesday with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Whaley had 9,091 votes to Wagner's 7,029 votes, or nearly 44 percent. 

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School levies
5:12 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Miami Valley Voters To Decide On School Levies Tuesday

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Miami Valley voters will decide on a slew of tax levies for schools Tuesday. Across the Miami Valley, opponents of levies, especially new or additional ones, are saying they can’t take on extra property taxes. On the flip side, many school districts say they’ll have to cut programs, limit busing, or lay off staff to make slimmed-down budgets work. Read about some of the issues here.

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Politics
12:51 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Sen. Brown: Future Budget Talks Must Include Higher Taxes On Wealthy

Credit WCPN

The Congressional panel dealing with budget negotiations met this week for the first time to avoid another potential government shutdown and maintain federal funding. The spending bill as it stands now will keep the government open until January 15. U.S.

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Politics
7:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities Seeks Levy Approval

The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking voters to approve an 8-year, additional levy on Election Day.

The board had the same issue rejected last November. In 2012, voters handed the board its first levy defeat since 1967.

"If we are unsuccessful in passing our levy, we will have to cut some of the folks that we currently are serving," says Jennifer Rousculp, the Board Superintendent. She says cuts would hit home care services and self-sufficiency programs for the developmentally disabled.

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Politics
6:56 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Election Could Change Direction Of Springboro Schools

Credit Springboro City Schools

On November 5th, voters in Springboro will elect three new school board members and perhaps chart a new course for the school district.

Over the past two years, the Springboro schools has been plagued by controversies, including discussions of creationism in the curriculum, experimenting with classes on the constitution, and building a charter school in the district. Now, a group of three candidates are trying to unseat the more conservative majority on the board.

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