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Court: traffic camera fine revenue can reduce state funding

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the state to reduce...
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the state to reduce funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the state to reduce funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras.

The court has also upheld a requirement that cities must pay an advance deposit to cover court costs related to enforcing the ticket program.

The court’s unanimous decision Thursday found that a 2019 law creating those requirements doesn’t conflict with the Ohio Constitution’s provision governing communities’ home rule.

The ruling responded to a lawsuit brought by Newburgh Heights and East Cleveland challenging the state requirements.

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