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Ginther Returns Corporate Funding For State Of The City Speech

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Democratic Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has returned 66 thousand dollars in corporate donations used to fund the annual "State of the City" speech. 

A spokesperson says media coverage and questions made the mayor reflect on the situation. Some of the sponsors have multi-million dollar city contracts or have lobbied for tax breaks or public funding. Corporate funding of the speech began under former Mayor Michael Coleman, a Democrat who is now a corporate lobbyist.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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