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In an effort to reduce the city's carbon footprint, Columbus City Council this week approved an ordinance requiring large commercial, public and industrial building owners to report their energy use annually.

Columbus City Council last night voted to allocate 1 million dollars from the city's general fund for emergency human services. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement for a for-profit pharmaceutical company created by Children’s Hospital. 

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Otterbein has been selected among a small group of universities to be a central point in starting conversations about racial healing and social justice.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 969.5 million dollar operating budget for the year. 

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Columbus City Council last night amended Mayor Andy Ginther’s 2020 municipal budget proposal, adding 4.5 million dollars in programs and initiatives. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation requiring owners of short-term rental properties to submit to a state criminal background check before being issued a permit. 

Nationwide Children's Hospital is asking the Columbus City Schools to sign off on a 100-percent tax abatement for a new, for-profit division.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating a financial penalty on secondary market sellers who fail to pay the city’s ticket tax for sporting events and shows. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 450 thousand dollar settlement with porn star Stormy Daniels, who sued the police officers who she alleged wrongfully arrested her at a strip club last year. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

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A group that has tried three times to change the size of Columbus City Council and the council electoral process plans to try again. 

Columbus City Council last night approve spending 275 thousand dollars on programs to help people facing eviction or homelessness. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement for a rubber products firm that plans to open a manufacturing center at an old warehouse in Marion Franklin. 

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing two ballot initiatives before local voters this fall. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation reducing the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. 

Columbus City Council last night hosted a public forum on legislation that would lower the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia. 

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Columbus City Council last night formally found a possible ballot issue directing 57 million dollars in city money toward green-energy initiatives is legally sufficient. 

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A group of environmentalists wants to ask Columbus voters to approve nearly 60 million dollars for clean energy projects. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the city’s 50 million dollar share of the 295 million dollar cost of building a new downtown stadium for the Crew SC and converting the team's current facility into a sports park. 

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating a program to help young people save for college. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation authorizing property tax breaks to spur affordable housing development and improve existing stock on the the Far East Side. 

Cincinnati City Council has voted to decriminalize up to 100 grams of marijuana possession for recreational use.  

Columbus City Council last night approved a five dollar increase in vehicle registration fees. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved an income tax break for a California-based mortgage lender planing to open an office in the Short North. 

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther sends his 940 million dollar capital improvements budget proposal to city council tonight. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 49 thousand dollar contract with a Pickerington consulting firm run by a former city employee. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 5.6 million dollars in capital improvement bond money to fund grants to build homes for needy families. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving 4.3 million dollars to the Community Shelter Board for programs to fight homelessness. 

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Columbus City Council has a new member.

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