Cliff Rosenberger

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The ongoing federal investigation into former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger raises questions about travel activities of lawmakers. Rosenberger has close ties with payday lending lobbyists who allegedly paid for some of his travel.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 10, 2018
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Ohio voters get three chances to see and hear the major-party gubernatorial candidates debate before the November elections. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray square off once in September and twice in October.

It’s been a long time.

We’re also talking about campaign funding, with Democrat Danny O’Connor reportedly raising 10 times as much as Republican Troy Balderson in their campaigns for the 12th congressional district race.

All that and more today on our weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the allegations of extortion against former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
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Former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and several payday lending lobbyists are named in a federal search warrant seeking evidence of potential bribery and kickbacks.

Ohio House Vote Set To Resolve Impasse Over Next Speaker

Jun 6, 2018
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The inert Ohio House is ready to vote on a new speaker. But even if they do, none of the bills held up by the delay will receive a vote.

Ohio Speaker Pro Tem Kirk Schuring
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The gridlocked Ohio House has set a vote Wednesday to pick its new speaker despite deep uncertainty about the outcome.

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When legislative leaders resign midterm, things can get messy.

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Accusations are flying at the State Capitol as the Ohio House continues in disorder without a speaker. The lawmaker considered to be the frontrunner says his rivals, such as the payday lending industry, are pulling the strings to delay a vote. But a top lending association is mounting its own, major accusation.

A House Divided

May 24, 2018
Ohio Speaker Pro Tem Kirk Schuring
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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown delve into why Republicans can't seem to get their House in order.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
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Ohio House sessions for this week have, once again, been cancelled due to controversy over who will be the next speaker. The fight that’s been brewing between majority Republicans in the House is now affecting the business of the legislature, and is leading to some sharp party infighting.

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Democratic candidate for governor Richard Cordray was quick to seize on the troubles of Ohio Republicans on Wednesday. Ohio's House can’t cobble together the votes for a new leader, while the former Speaker’s home was just raided by the FBI.

Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
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Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's southwest Ohio home and a nearby storage unit Wednesday, apparently part of an investigation into the money behind his international travel and lavish lifestyle while serving as one of the state's most powerful politicians.

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The Ohio House still has no Speaker, and won't for at least the foreseeable future.

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Update 7:30 am Tuesday

The Ohio House has canceled Tuesday's special session, which was just scheduled last week in hopes of electing a new speaker.

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The Ohio House was forced to cancel its Wednesday session as Republicans failed to reach an agreement on who should be the next House speaker. That decision means more than a dozen bills that were set for a vote were delayed.

Among those were a long-drawn out bill that would overhaul and crack down on the payday lending industry.

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