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Last updated 1:37AM ET
July 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
No More Fee Increase
(WOUB) - Ohio has pulled back on a plan to increase
fees on commercial trucks that carry oversize loads.

The Ohio Department of Transportation had proposed raising the
fees to help pay for the cost of repairing roads.

But the state on Monday pulled back, citing the need to further study whether the fees maintain a proper balance between road safety and commerce.

Gov. Ted Strickland has recently delivered a spate of news unwelcome to Ohio businesses.

While he opposes a plan that would give most full-time workers seven paid sick days a year, he was unable to get a compromise that would keep the issue off the November ballot.

He also wants to clarify when union-scale prevailing wages must be paid on construction projects using a portion of state money.

After campaigning on reducing obstacles to businesses, Strickland has had to balance economic concerns with other interests, including the working class.

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