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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.

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).

November 28, 2012 - Wyoming Business Report (WY): Digital billboards bump revenue
In Gillette, one company is joining the digital age in billboard advertising by converting billboards in three high-traffic locations to digital.

November 13, 2012 - Election Results and the Impact on OOH
Miss the Election Results and the Impact on OOH webinar? Watch a recording at oaaa.org...

November 01, 2012 - Digital billboards are one of many manufacturing success stories
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. still has about 12 million workers in manufacturing that support a total of 17 million jobs and produce about $1.7 trillion in economic value each year – 11.7 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.

November 01, 2012 - Campaigns & Elections: Digital billboards thrive on campaign trail
As the final weekend of campaign 2012 approaches, voters in battleground states can’t escape the last-minute messaging from both campaigns.

September 14, 2012 - Digital Signage Today: Rocking the vote on digital out of home
The election season is nearing its apex, marking the homestretch of nearly two years of organizing, campaigning and communicating — on Nov. 6, American voters will head to the polls across the country.

August 28, 2012 - National Journal Daily: Insiders, Lobby Shops Buy Digital to Advertise
With the politerati converging on Tampa and Charlotte, Washington insiders and state-based advocacy groups looking to get their messages in front of thousands of influential eyeballs are turning to a time-honored medium with a 21st-century twist: the digital billboard.

July 30, 2012 - 2012 OAAA Legal Seminar Agenda Announced
OAAA has announced the agenda for the 2012 OAAA Legal Seminar in Arlington, VA on Friday, November 16.


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