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Auto czar Rattner defends Delphi pension cuts that affected 10,000 Ohioans
Other noon headlines: Facial recognition, Linndale mayor's court, hot weather
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Nearly all of Linndale's budget was built on speeding fines and its mayor's court.
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In The Region:
  • Rattner: Delphi pension changes were justified
  • Ohio A.G.'s task force takes a first look at facial recognition rules
  • Linndale moves toward a charter, could lead to revival its mayor's court
  • Hot weather again
  • Rattner: Delphi pension changes were justified
    The auto czar who oversaw the government bailout of GM and Chrysler is scheduled to testify this afternoon before the House Oversight Committee about cuts in the pensions of  Delphi’s salaried retirees.

    A text of Steven Rattner’s testimony on the committee’s web site says GM did the right thing when it boosted pensions of the hourly retirees, but cut those for salaried retirees.

    His remarks say salaried pensions had been fully funded earlier, but not those of hourly workers and that GM needed the UAW’s support to pull together the $51 billion bailout. The union could have gone on strike or stalled the managed bankruptcy, and Rattner says that could have imploded the entire effort to get GM “back on its feet, and, in turn, … the U.S. economy.”

    About half of Delphi’s 20,000 salaried retirees live in Ohio, and Ohio’s senators and congressional delegation have been pressing their fight. The retirees also have been battling Delphi in court.

    Ohio A.G.'s task force takes a first look at facial recognition rules
    Attorney General Mike DeWine’s special committee on the use of facial recognition technology began this week looking at questions about privacy and implementation.

    The state began using the technology to match against drivers’ licenses early this summer. But it didn’t become public until August, and that’s when DeWine formed the committee.

    Among the questions raised at the first meeting of the group this week is whether different rules should apply to minors, who should be able to access to the software, how to fight hacking and whether the program meets legal requirements to be admitted as evidence in court.

    Linndale moves toward a charter, could lead to revival its mayor's court
    The tiny Cuyahoga  County village of Linndale has approved adopting a charter form of government by a vote of 16-2. The move is likely to have an impact well beyond the boundaries of the town tucked along Interstate 271 next to Brooklyn. That’s because state law eliminated Linndale’s mayor’s court – one of the most prolific in the state – this year, and the village has been fighting the move since. A charter may exempt it from state law.

    Hot weather again
    Northeast  Ohio is heading toward its second consecutive 90-plus degree day in mid-September. National Weather Service records note this will be just the second time in 50 years with two such hot days this late in the summer. Overall, this has been a cooler than usual summer.

     


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