'Profoundly absurd:' Taxpayers could pay for council lawyers
A Cincinnati City Council secret texting frenzy could mean a $150,000 bill for city taxpayers - to pay for dueling lawyers.
Council voted to hire private attorneys at a cost of up to $150,000 to taxpayers to defend the city and council members in a case in which five members of council are accused in court of illegally texting with each other.
Those texts, according to a lawsuit filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, violate Ohio's open meetings law.
Typically, the city s...