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nraacct
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:41:02 PM

By a 6-1 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state must stop padding its general operating fund with commercial activities taxes collected on revenues from the sale of motor vehicle fuel.

The ruling will likely shift $140 million a year to highway projects while blowing a hole in the state's operating account. But the decision does not require the state to refund hundreds of millions of dollars already diverted to nonhighway projects.

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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:17:04 AM

I have great faith the politicians will find a way around the court ruling.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 3:45:32 AM

Congratulations to the Ohio Supreme Court for an outstanding decision in this case. All of the user fees and taxes paid by Ohio citizens based upon their use of their vehicles such as motor vehicle fuel taxes, vehicle/trailer registration taxes/fees, personal property tax on vehicles/trailers and any other tax or fee imposed on the use of vehicles/trailers should be spent only on projects which benefit the current and future use of the citizens vehicles such as highways, bridges and other directly related highway infrastructure.

It would have been nice if the Ohio Supreme Court has also required that the funds allocated to other projects which should have gone to the highway fund over the last 10 years had to be restored to the state highway fund over the next ten years starting in 2014.
bston
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:45:37 PM

Good for them in trying to allocate funds where they should be going.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:22:58 PM


Good! Thanks for posting!
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:30:27 AM

Confusing
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:00:35 AM

good now the govenor should need to sell the turnpike. The turnpike needs to stay like it is.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:55:28 AM

gas tax generally should go for roads as originally was the general intention in many taxing jurisdictions
lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:14:45 AM

Here is one of the biggest reasons our roads are in the shape they are now.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:50:00 PM


Good!
TC5504
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:39:18 PM

Great
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:51:41 PM

Looks like Ohio Republican legislators do what they do in Arizona--take funds from one area and apply them to some other so they can avoid raising taxes even when that is called for. Infrastructure is expensive and we underfund it at our own risk.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:47:52 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:35:52 PM

Good to read this.
tnfran
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:01:33 PM

Good news and bad at same time; good that the state should be held accountable for its wrong decisions.
Bad that they didn't have to pay it back to where it was diverted from.

[Edited by: tnfran at 12/10/2012 7:02:33 PM EST]
RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:00:16 PM

This is good news. Keep it legal and there would not be problems like this!
djwhit
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:50:43 PM

THATS THE WAY,SUPREME COURT JUDGES.........GET IT DONE.......
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:17:06 PM

Well at least 6 of the Supreme Court Judges are not corrupt.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:20:38 PM

Good, thats what it's for.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:46:14 PM

this is the way it was meant to be
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:26:03 PM

Way to go Ohio Supreme Court!
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:15:44 PM

Does PA have such a condition in their Constitution? If they do - the state will be up the creek without a paddle!! LOL LOL
truvoice1
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:46:29 PM

Maybe this kind of ruling will spread to other states so finally we can see some improvements in our transportation infrastructure!
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