Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Strickland Veto
The fight over an early veto by Governor Strickland has moved to the Ohio Supreme Court.
On his first day, the Democrat vetoed a bill prohibiting lawsuits over lead paint that lawmakers had sent to his predecessor, Republican Bob Taft.
In oral arguments Tuesday, an attorney for the Ohio Legislature urged the state’s highest court to order that the bill be treated as a law.
On the other side, Attorney General Marc Dann told the justices that Strickland was acting within his rights because the bill had not become law and Taft had failed to either sign or veto it.
The bill places a $5,000 limit on certain court damages and creates new protections for companies that once sold lead paint.
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