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Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a gathering of Republican governors Wednesday "we've got real momentum," despite stinging electoral defeats last week in Virginia and New Jersey, a GOP-led Congress that has failed to pass any major legislation this year and President Donald Trump's plummeting popul ... (full story)


Grants available for local courts to implement technology projects

Ohio courts may now apply for a new round of grants from the Ohio Supreme Court for technology projects designed to remove barriers to the efficient and effective administration of justice.
The application period opened Wednesday and continues until the close of business on Dec. 22, 2017. Any court of appeals, common pleas court ... (full story)


House bill clarifies point at which speed limits become enforceable

Ohio motorists who wonder exactly when a posted speed limit change becomes effective may have a more concrete answer if a House bill clears both houses of the Ohio Legislature and makes it to Gov. John Kasich's desk.
A substitute version of House Bill 219, reported out of the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of the Ohio ... (full story)


CFPB Director Cordray, who sparred with GOP, plans to resign

CFPB Director Cordray, who sparred with GOP, plans to resign

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday he will leave the agency by the end of the month.
Corday was a holdover from the Obama administration, appointed to his position in 2013 for a five-year term. His early resignation will give President D ... (full story)


Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farmworker union is challenging a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields and other agricultural operations.
Their lawsuit filed Wednesday called the restrictions unconstitutional and discriminatory.
A last-minute House am ... (full story)