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

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

Sharon Kennedy

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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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Obamacare adds 450,000 Ohioans to Medicaid rolls

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

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Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion has put 450,941 Ohioans on Medicaid, more than the Republican governor said would enroll by 2020.

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Kasich will sign red light, speed camera restrictions bill

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

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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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