Jay Hanselman

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU and co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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Cincinnati budget
3:26 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Cincinnati Council must set 2014 property tax rate soon

By mid-January Cincinnati City Council must decide how much property tax money it wants to collect for the 2014 budget year. 

The vote will come as the body works to finalize next year's spending plan.

The rate must be set earlier because the city is changing from a calendar year budget to a fiscal one. 

For the last decade Council has been holding the amount of property tax revenue collected steady or slightly reducing it. 

A Council Member asked Budget Director Lea Eriksen this week what that's meant for the city.

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Cincinnati budget
2:31 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Cincinnati manager answers questions about budget

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney came before a council committee Monday to talk about his proposed 2013 spending proposal.

It was the first chance for members of the Budget and Finance Committee to ask him questions about his plan.  

Dohoney was asked about a decision last week by a bond rating agency to maintain the city’s current rating but it also issued a negative outlook.  He said it’s a warning bell.

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Cincinnati mayor
9:07 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Sittenfeld will not run for Cincinnati Mayor

Council members Charlie Winburn and P.G. Sittenfeld (right)
Credit Photo by Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is not going to run for Mayor next year.  Sittenfeld said this morning he'll seek another term on Council during the 2013 election.  

He said many friends and community leaders encouraged him to consider the Mayor's race.

"I enjoy the work on Council and I do feel good about the impact I'm having there," Sittenfeld said.  "And frankly I want to continue a lot of the priorities I've started."

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December 1, 2012
12:30 am
Fri November 30, 2012

The Week in Review

WVXU's Jay Hanselman takes a look back at some of the week's top stories.


Public safety
12:11 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Cincinnati Fire Dept still dealing with brownouts

On any given day five Cincinnati fire trucks aren't in service because there's not enough personnel to man them.  That's what's called a brownout.  

Fire Chief Richard Braun told a Council committee this week the problem is only getting worse with an increasing number of retirements.

“One retirement can cause one brownout because our minimum staffing is four,” Braun said.  “So as soon as we drop down to three, then that piece of equipment is taken out of service.”

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