The city of Franklin appears to be following Columbus' lead in finding more money to pay for equipment.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country.
The Columbus Police Department is seeking ways to retain its personnel after losing several officers to neighboring police agencies.
One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
The proposed ordinance was one of then-candidate Kristen Brown's most prominent campaign promises.
The purchase, if it happens, would be nearly equal to a fifth of the company's total stock value.
Despite a city council vote of 4-2 for the ban, some residents say they are not pleased.
Arlette Cooper-Tinsley is one of the few people to have held leadership posts in both Fred Armstrong and Kristen Brown's regimes.
The Columbus ordinance is stricter than the state smoking ban that provides exemptions for bars, taverns and private clubs.
After tabling the measure last month, the council will likely vote on the smoking ban Tuesday.