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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.

Mayor Cranley Upbeat About State Of The City

WVXU | October 4, 2016

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the state of the city "is strong and growing stronger." Cranley delivered his "State of the City Address" Tuesday night to a crowd of 500 people at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

Cranley: Cincinnati is leading on progressive issues

WCPO | July 26, 2016

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has stayed active on social media during his stay at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. While he addressed a crowd of delegates at a breakfast event Tuesday, Cranley stuck to the theme: unity.

Council approves $15 wage for workers; no private mandate coming

Cincinnati Enquirer | April 28, 2016

When Cincinnati's City Council approved a wage hike for city workers Wednesday, Mayor John Cranley told the crowded hall that Cincinnati was doing what is morally right.

Mayor John Cranley proposes $15/hr living wage for city workers

WLWT 5 | March 30, 2016

City workers in Cincinnati could see a considerable bump in their pay. Mayor John Cranley said Tuesday that he wants to raise the living wage for full-time workers to a minimum of $15 per hour, an increase from the current $12.58.

Editorial: Cranley's minimum wage plan deserves support and emulation

WCPO | March 30, 2016

Anyone who works their tail off every day shouldn’t be poor, right? That’s the idea anyway behind Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s plan to raise the “living wage” for city employees. It’s a good plan and deserves passage by City Council.

Mayor Cranley's plan to reduce child poverty

WKRC Local 12 | October 8, 2015

Child poverty in Cincinnati is second worst in the nation, second only to Detroit. More than half of the kids in our city live in poverty. Mayor John Cranley touched on the problem in his state of the city address this week and he addressed the issue on Good Morning Cincinnati.

Cranley's Hand Up job readiness classes start today

Cincinnati Business Courier | June 15, 2015

The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati kicked off a new city-funded job readiness class on Monday to cut down the number of residents who live below poverty level.

Cranley: Budget puts city's fiscal house in order

Cincinnati Enquirer | June 12, 2014

Our recently approved City budget and bold actions on handling problems with the pension system are finally getting Cincinnati's fiscal house in order – and not a moment too soon.

No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget

WVXU | May 14, 2014

Mayor John Cranley presented a new budget Wednesday morning which closes a $22 million budget hole without lay-offs of city employees.