The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's time for the CVB to tone down the righteous indignation and ... (click for more)
I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, I am darn near undefeated in back-and-forth bully fests. ... (click for more)
February 25, 2017
On Tuesday, February 21, the House reconvened for another lively week under the Gold Dome. where we were hard at work drafting, discussing and passing legislation to address important issues ... (click for more)
On Feb. 24, approximately 300 citizens showed up at the downtown public library for a Town Meeting. No elected officials attended or sent representatives. Most of the officals ... (click for more)
When ‘The Atlantic’ magazine came out with its online edition Tuesday, a story appeared about Donald Trump’s new National Security Advisor, Lt. General H.R. McMaster. It was written by a dear ... (click for more)
Should the Visitors Bureau continue to receive all the county hotel/motel tax (now at $7.1 million per year)?