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After tax reform, what of city government?

Winter is a good time to contemplate what it means to pay for government From snow removal to pothole repair, the season offers very specific examples of our tax dollars at workPerhaps they do not always work at the pace we want them to, but it remains difficult to deny that collective action in the form of municipal government make ... (full story)


Local attorneys weigh in on whistleblower ruling

How much insulation does the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 provide to federal employees who disclose information in the name of public health or safety? The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean provides some new insight.
Back in 2003, former federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean ale ... (full story)


National


States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads.
Built in the 1950s and '60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath ... (full story)


Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the health care overhaul are eligible for the subsidies that make their insurance affordable.
The court will hear arguments in ea ... (full story)


Tampa Bay tugboat business ancestor ran Civil War blockades

Tampa Bay tugboat business ancestor ran Civil War blockades

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — His roots in Tampa's shipping industry date back more than 150 years, when Arthur Savage's great-great-grandfather, Capt. James McKay Sr., ran blockades during the Civil War and founded commercial shipping on Florida's west coast.
Shipping is so ingrained in Savage's DNA that with little effort, he can na ... (full story)


State


Memorial to Marine unit touches visitors at Ohio Statehouse

Memorial to Marine unit touches visitors at Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS (AP) — The woman knelt and read the message that someone had written on the dog tag that peeked from the top of the scuffed boot: This country owes you a world of debt.
She picked up another tag, this one hanging from the laces: Not forgotten. Still protecting us from above.
Still another, this one the simplest ... (full story)


Bar patron who punched victim in nose loses appeal

A three-judge appellate panel recently affirmed a Tuscarawas Court of Common Pleas ruling finding a man guilty of felonious assault for his actions during a bar fight.
The 5th District Court of Appeals rejected Matthew Dailey’s arguments that his conviction was against the manifest weight and sufficiency of the evidence and ... (full story)


State employees union makes pitch to feed Ohio prisoners

State employees union makes pitch to feed Ohio prisoners

COLUMBUS (AP) — A state employees' union made a pitch Monday to take back the job of feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners.
The union's proposal includes a lower per-meal cost than that offered by Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, whose 2-year contract is up this summer.
The Ohio Civil Service Employees Associa ... (full story)


Technology


Taking the best smartphone photos

Smartphones are now ubiquitous, and so are their cameras. Worldwide statistics show that camera sales are way down while smartphone sales are way up over the last three or four years.
That means that it is likely that you or someone in your firm will be taking accident photos or injury photos or some other necessary legal office ... (full story)