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Mayors are actively lobbying state lawmakers to consider a package of changes to gun laws and mental health policy unveiled by Gov. Mike DeWine in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting earlier this month.

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cents gas tax increase was dropped to 10.7 cents by the Ohio House. Now the transportation budget is in the Ohio Senate, where it’s likely to get changed again.

In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a truck passes a red light photo enforcement sign that is placed below a red light camera at the intersection of Route 1 and Franklin Corner Road in Lawrence Township, N.J.
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It’s been a few years, but state lawmakers are trying again to put rules on local traffic cameras, which they’ve said communities use to generate revenue rather than improve safety. The new regulations are part of the same budget that would raise the state’s gas tax.

As someone who grew up in Dayton and has called Cincinnati home since 1982, it is hard for me to imagine the mayors of the two central cities of my life talking to each other on a regular basis, much less liking each other.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik speaks at the Ohio Mayors Alliance press conference.
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Mayors from the 30 largest cities in the state have laid out an agenda they’d like to see Ohio’s next governor and new legislature follow.

A bipartisan coalition of mayors from 30 Ohio cities are asking Gov. John Kasich to take a major step in fighting opioids. They want an emergency-level statewide clearinghouse to monitor the opioid crisis.

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An organization representing Ohio big-city mayors wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis.

Mayors from Ohio's 30 biggest cities and suburbs are forging an alliance to fight for more government investment in urban infrastructure and job creation.