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Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

| October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new Ohio law may soon repeal use of the word “handicapped” to refer to people with disabilities. Lawmakers are also working to remove the term from designated parking signs. State representatives Michael Stinziano and Cheryl Grossman have pushed for the new law that will take away all forms of the word “handicap” and replace […]

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Crackdown on disabled parking placard abuse in Washington state

Crackdown on disabled parking placard abuse in Washington state

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Volunteers for the Lacey Police Department in Washington state kept having to ask themselves: Were the disabled parking placards they were finding in drivers’ cars valid? Drivers were placing them on vehicle dashboards and then deliberately hiding the expiration date, the volunteers said in their complaints to Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, last year. The state legislator […]

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Special license plates for NY judges A-OK?

Special license plates for NY judges A-OK?

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In New York, judges can pay $31.25 extra for license plates that display “SMA,” the acronym for the State Magistrates Association—and there’s nothing wrong with that, wrote the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct in a 14-page report last week. Already one third of roughly 1,200 city and state judges, as well as 1,832 members of […]

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Does CA need to reconsider parking permits for its state parks?

Does CA need to reconsider parking permits for its state parks?

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drive to a state park in California and you probably won’t see park staff. There might not even be an iron ranger, those metal boxes that collect parking permit and camping fees from users. That’s not good. The parking permit fees provide the bulk of parks’ revenue, funding the upkeep and maintenance of the state’s many […]

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