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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.

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Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a proposal cracking down on Ohio's short-term lending industry.

Ohio House

The Ohio House on Tuesday agreed with the Senate’s changes to a payday lending overhaul, sending the final bill to the governor’s office. Legislators voted 61-24 to approve the legislation, a relatively easy end to a contentious and often surprising political saga.

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

State representatives plan on returning to Columbus this week to vote on the long-awaited payday lending bill. The legislation, if passed, would overhaul the way the industry is regulated in Ohio.

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Credit unions are disagreeing with claims that they will directly benefit from a new bill that’s written to crack down on the payday lending industry. As the credit unions argue, they’re already operating from a different, tough set of rules.

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A bill to overhaul the payday lending industry in Ohio is heading back to the House after the Senate approved the legislation with some changes. Consumer advocates are touting this as sensible reform while lenders argue this will put them out of business.

Nick Castele / ideastream

The Ohio Senate is introducing changes to a payday lending crackdown that passed the House by a big margin. Supporters of the legislation say it will help shutdown predatory lending and a cycle of debt.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

The Ohio General Assembly is on summer break after a flurry of activity that included passage of dozens of bills, many sent to the governor, and a few key proposals left in limbo.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, we discuss the Supreme Court's decision on public employee unions and the possible conflicts of interest in the sexual harassment investigation of state Sen. Bill Seitz.

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Ohio's Senate leader says senators won't be able to pass a payday lending bill before breaking for the summer.

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A national group that says Ohio’s payday lending rates are the highest in the nation came out strongly against possible changes to a bill that would crack down on the industry.

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Some major proposed changes are coming to a bill that passed the Ohio House overwhelmingly earlier this month cracking down on the payday lending industry in Ohio.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

When newly-elected Speaker Ryan Smith talked to reporters after the House’s voting session on June 8, he was all smiles.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 11, 2018
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Last week, the Ohio House finally elected a new speaker. Republican Rep. Ryan Smith emerged as the winner and was sworn in after an extensive nomination showdown Wednesday. The next day, the House got back to work and passed 28 bills, including legislation on payday lending. 

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The Ohio House has overwhelmingly passed long-awaited payday loan legislation meant to close loopholes those lenders use to charge high interest rates.

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