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Cincinnati spent $27.9 million with women- and black-owned businesses in 2016

WCPO | February 14, 2017

Check this off the list of Mayor John Cranley's campaign promises. During his run for mayor in 2013, Cranley pledged to boost the city's contracting with black-owned businesses to 15 percent of city spending within four years.

Cincinnati minority, female business owners see gains

Cincinnati Enquirer | February 14, 2017

When Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley took office in 2013, he boldly pledged by the end of his term that 15 percent of city contracts would go to minority-owned firms.

​Local Democrats step up big for Cranley

Cincinnati Business Courier | February 13, 2017

In a show of political force, a big contingent of elected Democrats in Hamilton County endorsed Mayor John Cranley’s re-election on Monday, continuing a steady stampede of support for the mayor from the city’s political, business and labor institutions.

Local Democrats step up big for Cranley

Cincinnati Business Courier | February 13, 2017

In a show of political force, a big contingent of elected Democrats in Hamilton County endorsed Mayor John Cranley’s re-election on Monday, continuing a steady stampede of support for the mayor from the city’s political, business and labor institutions...

​Cranley gets another key endorsement in re-election race

Cincinnati Business Courier | January 13, 2017

The union representing Cincinnati firefighters endorsed Mayor John Cranley for re-election on Friday, citing the mayor’s leadership in ending brownouts throughout the city, his pledge not to lay them off to balance the city’s budget and an increase in their ranks.

​As another foe enters mayor's race, Cranley asks, ‘Who really is the Democrat?’

Cincinnati Business Courier | January 3, 2017

Sending a signal that he won’t be afraid to throw a sharp elbow during this year’s mayoral campaign, Mayor John Cranley announced several key labor union endorsements on Tuesday, the same day labor leader Rob Richardson Jr., who has strong ties to private-sector labor unions, is set to announce his bid against Cranley.

ID cards are another way Cincinnati will continue to welcome immigrants, mayor says

WCPO | December 5, 2016

Just months after Cincinnati embraced a new program to help immigrants and homeless people get photo ID cards, more than 1,100 cards have already been distributed.

​Cranley, new Ohio mayors group want state to stop slashing city budgets

Cincinnati Business Courier | November 22, 2016

Over the past five years, the hit to the city of Cincinnati’s budget from state funding cuts has grown to $30 million a year, meaning there is that much less to spend on police and firefighters, paving streets, picking up garbage or saving for a rainy day.

Ohio mayors lobby for more spending on infrastructure, such as a new Western Hills Viaduct

WCPO | November 18, 2016

Mayors from the 30 biggest cities in Ohio are joining forces in hopes of getting more state money for infrastructure projects, such as the Western Hills Viaduct.

Budget, pension fixes lift Cincinnati bond rating

Cincinnati Enquirer | October 13, 2016

Bond rating agencies had good news for Cincinnati taxpayers Thursday morning. Standard and Poor's Ratings Services upgraded the city's bond rating from AA- to AA and Moody’s reaffirmed the city's bond rating at Aa2, meaning it will be easier for the city to borrow money to finance major projects and do it at a lower interest rate.