Cleveland.com reports the city filed its motion Friday and the state filed an objection Monday.
The court in a 4-3 decision in September said the Legislature has authority to enact laws invalidating Cleveland's ordinance. That ordinance required construction companies with public contracts over $100,000 to provide Cleveland residents with at least 20% of the work hours on a project or face penalties.
The city argued the court didn't analyze the home rule section of the Ohio Constitution providing local governments with self-governing rights.
Ohio Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers responded that Cleveland's argument is flawed because the Constitution gives the Legislature power to pass laws governing employment and employees' general welfare.
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