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Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (third from left) stands with lawmakers on a trip to London last summer. Sources say that trip included two lobbyists for the title lending industry.
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Lawmakers are returning to Columbus after spring break amid mounting questions about an FBI inquiry into activities involving Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
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If you happen to be a fan of name-calling, low blows and street brawls, you couldn't help but love Ohio's Republican primary for governor.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Gov. John Kasich was in New Hampshire, a state synonymous with presidential politics. But he’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’ll mount another run for the White House in 2020.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
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Medicaid expansion is one of Republican Gov. John Kasich’s signature accomplishments, but it’s unlikely to remain if either his lieutenant governor or the attorney general is elected to replace him. That would create a crisis for some 700,000 Ohioans in Medicaid expansion, most of whom are chronically ill or drug addicted.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
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The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee chastised one of the party’s Ohio governor candidates on Thursday for an ad he called “false and misleading,” and mocked her attempts to align her campaign with President Trump.

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There may not be any debates in the Republican primary for governor, much to the frustration of some. So the two candidates are now going back and forth in TV ads instead.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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The Ohio Democratic Party will soon announce its fifth debate with its four major candidates for governor. But it’s starting to look like there won’t be one between the Republican candidates for that office.

Abortion advocates protest the Down Syndrome ban on abortions at the Ohio Statehouse in 2017.
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A federal judge has ruled a new state law that would ban abortion after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome is unconstitutional, and has blocked it a little more than a week before it was to go into effect.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the city of Columbus filed a lawsuit against the owner of Columbus Crew SC over their proposed move to Austin, Texas.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and his counterparts from a half dozen other states joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce the next steps in the battle against opioid addiction. 

Dublin-based Cardinal Health is making a leadership chance as lawsuits surrounding the opioid crisis mount.
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The state of Ohio is joining cities, counties and some other states in suing four companies that distributed prescription painkillers that officials say helped fuel the deadly opioid crisis. And one of the targets is right here in Central Ohio.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine flanked by Bureau of Criminal Investigation scientists, announced the state has completed testing a backlog of nearly 14,000 rape kits.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that state officials have cleared Ohio's backlog of untested rape kits. The state has been working through nearly 14,000 kits since 2011.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
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One of the Republican candidates for governor is pulling back an earlier statement in which she said she wouldn’t vote for her primary opponent if he becomes the party’s nominee. 

The Ohio Republican Party has voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial candidate. DeWine’s running against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who had very strong words for how the endorsement process went down. 

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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The governor's race is shaping up to be expensive, according to the campaign finance filings for the last six months of last year. And the money leaders in the Republican and Democratic primaries easily outraised their opponents.

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