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Supreme Court decision too late for Toledo red light, speed cameras

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio Supreme Court sided with Toledo over the adjudication of red light and speed cameras, but not before the legislature acted to restrict the devices.

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A busy lame duck session for Ohio lawmakers

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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It was a busy lame duck session in the Ohio General Assembly as legislators scurried to pass a host of bills before adjourning for the year.

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Kasich will sign red light, speed camera restrictions bill

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


Ohio Gov. John Kasich will sign the bill to limit how municipalities can use red light and speed cameras in the state, his spokesman, Rob Nichols, said.

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Group wants Ohio mayor labeled ‘vexatious litigator’ for suing adversaries

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Jeffrey Lansky, the mayor of Maple Heights, has a reputation for suing people. In fact, he’s filed eight lawsuits since 1994 – all of them against political adversaries. Now the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which is representing the defendant in the latest legal battle, is asking the court to declare Lansky a “vexatious litigator” for his “pattern of frivolous litigation.”

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Ohio one step closer to banning red light, speed cameras

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio House of Representatives approved a Senate bill that restricts the use of red light and speed cameras, but not before adding two amendments during their debate Wednesday.

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Ohio Legislature OKs bill to simplify local tax codes, give taxpayers some relief

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Some Ohioans may see a bit more in their paychecks and businesses in the state will have less paperwork now that a municipal income tax reform bill has passed in the General Assembly.

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