Just eight months after Klaffky emailed Duffey, the bill found itself on Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s desk. As Cleveland.com once reported, Klaffky was considered to be in Kasich’s inner circle and a member of his “kitchen cabinet.” And Kasich prompted sign a bill that closely resembled Uber’s original wording into law [sic]. It came over the objections from organizations like the Ohio Municipal League, which argued that the bill stripped cities of their ability to regulate their own transportation sector.Duffey represents suburban Columbus. He defended Klaffky's involvement to the Intercept by saying that “every bill involves input from the affected industries, including draft language for review.”
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