An Ohio appeals court has ruled against a move to increase the state's fee for obtaining a person's driving records.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles hiked the charge from $2 to $5 to raise about $10.6?million a year for state public safety programs, including Homeland Security. But the Franklin County Court of Appeals in Columbus said Tuesday that revenue from the fee must be used for highways.
Ohio is joining the list of states to propose laws that require prompt reporting of missing children in response to public outrage over the acquittal of Casey Anthony.
Both chambers of Ohio's General Assembly have introduced so-called Caylee's laws, which would require parents to promptly report a missing child, usually within 24 hours. Both require the death of a child to be reported within an hour of discovery.
At least 15 other states have proposed similar laws, including Florida, where Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee.
Ohio gas prices are more than a dollar higher than they were a year ago just ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Today’s survey from auto club AAA and its partners shows regular-grade gasoline is averaging $3.64 a gallon statewide, compared to $2.62 last year at this time. Still, the cost of gasoline in the state has dropped since early May, when regular hit a record $4.16 per gallon.