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April 17, 2018 - Why Congress Wants to Get Rid of the Bonus Act
Illinois’ Department of Transportation has asked a home-state congressman to change federal law to allow states to exit the Fifties-era “Bonus Program” without penalty.

April 12, 2018 - Just Compensation Win in Oregon
Governor Kate Brown signed long-sought legislation April 10th , 2018 to protect billboards from un-compensated government taking. In the past, the state paid only salvage value. The new law requires the state to pay full compensation for loss of an outdoor advertising sign:

March 26, 2018 - Why Do the Feds Care about Tree-Trimming on Public Lands?
New federal legislation lays out a public-policy rationale for vegetation control on public lands: safety, fire prevention, and protection of electric-power lines.

February 13, 2018 - Analysis: Why Did the Feds Penalize New York State?
On February 1, FHWA informed New York State DOT that it would withhold $14 million as penalty for the State’s installation of illegal on-road signs that promote New York State.

February 09, 2018 - Industry Files Brief in Tennessee Case
A federal court ruling that invalidated Tennessee’s billboard law – If allowed to stand – could jeopardize billboard regulations nationwide, said a legal brief filed by the out of home advertising industry.

January 25, 2018 - Transit as Free Speech Battleground; Sessions’ DOJ Joins the Fight
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is taking sides in a First Amendment lawsuit challenging transit’s ability to restrict religious ads.

October 24, 2017 - Out of Home’s Scenic Lawsuit Lawyer
Kannon Shanmugam is a name you may not have heard. But don’t forget it, because you’ll probably hear it again.

October 18, 2017 - Billboard Operators Make the Case for Advertising Deductibility

As Congress considers tax reform, billboard operators are part of a broad, nationwide push to protect deductibility of advertising.

October 17, 2017 - Digital Billboards Win in Court
The US Supreme Court today denied Scenic America’s appeal of its failed legal attack on digital billboards, ending a four-year legal battle.

October 16, 2017 - Digital Billboards Supreme Court Win
The US Supreme Court today denied Scenic America’s appeal of its failed legal attack on digital billboards, ending a four-year legal battle.

May 09, 2017 - Top Take-Aways from Billboard Regulators’ Conference
Billboard regulators want more information on benefits of relocating signs and also learned how to measure light from digital billboards during their annual meeting. Regulators convened in Indianapolis April 30-May 4 under the auspices of the National Alliance of State Highway Beautification Agencies (NAHBA).

May 03, 2017 - PA Court Tax Victory For Billboards
A judge in the Philadelphia market has affirmed that a taxing authority may not use billboards to increase a property’s real estate tax or assessment.

April 03, 2017 - Federal Judge Knocks Out Tennessee Billboard Act

Last Friday a federal court invalidated Tennessee’s billboard control act, citing the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling against sign regulation based on content.

March 15, 2017 - Lights... Action! Billboards Showcase Environmental Progress
“Paying it forward” to control future costs and reduce energy footprint, Zukin is making the investment to convert his billboard lights from high-wattage metal halide fixtures to dramatically more efficient LED lights. 

March 01, 2017 - Heads Up! Revenue-hungry States Eye Tax on Services
One out of three states could consider proposals this year to tax services traditionally exempt from sales taxes (advertising is a service).

November 04, 2016 - Are these billboards a new low in battle for N.J. congressional seat?
The Battle of the Billboards has plunged the war for the 5th Congressional district into a hostile new place — the skies above Route 17 in Bergen County, in a medium that falls outside the bounds of regulation.

September 12, 2016 - Kerry Yoakum on local outdoor regulations
Kerry Yoakum is VP, Government Affairs for the OAAA.  He joined OAAA in 2008 after practicing law as an attorney for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

September 07, 2016 - D.C. Circuit Tosses Case Challenging Digital Billboards
The D.C. Circuit today dismissed a case challenging Federal Highway Administration guidance allowing digital billboards. 

September 07, 2016 - Digital Billboards Win In Court
In a victory for digital billboards, a federal appeals court today said the government acted properly in guiding states to regulate this new product nearly a decade ago.

June 09, 2016 - Billboard Insider Interviews OAAA’s Ken Klein
Ken joined OAAA in 2001 after 25 years in media and government, including leadership positions at Florida’s Department of Transportation and the office of US Senator Bob Graham.

June 03, 2016 - Billboard Insider Update: New Research on Distraction
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has done extensive studies on teen driving.  Its latest report, out this week, says the leading distractions are passengers and cell phones.

May 17, 2016 - How to Prevent Digital Billboard Hacking
With 6,000+ digital billboards nationwide, our cyber-security record is strong.  But one hack is too many. 

May 16, 2016 - Building Billboards that bring ads to the Scenic City sky
You might call them the exclamation point to outdoor advertising: billboards that dot the roadways around town and the country. But from the printer, to the sky, how do these big pieces of product placement get off the ground?

January 11, 2013 - Billboards Increase Property Value: Tampa 2013
A comprehensive study of thousands of parcels in the county surrounding Tampa, FL, showed that parcels with billboards are more valuable that neighboring parcels. Billboard leases provide additional income for landowners, enhancing property values.

January 07, 2013 - Swedish Report on Digital Billboards Inconclusive
A new study of digital billboards in Sweden has little relevance to billboards in the United States and did not draw conclusions about traffic safety, according to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).

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