Former Senate president quits as Hamilton County lobbyist

Former Ohio Senate President Richard Finan has quit as a lobbyist for Hamilton County, saying he decided it wasn't worth the effort. County commissioners aren't commenting on Finan's resignation, which came a day after several lawmakers suggested the state might not give the county the 14 (m) million dollars it was expecting for sports stadiums. Finan's firm was hired in January and was being paid three-thousand dollars a month. Invoices show the firm worked mostly on a debt refinancing plan. Finan also is registered as a lobbyist for a half-dozen other clients including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Paramount's Kings Island amusement park and the city of Cleveland.