Andy Thompson | WOSU Radio

Andy Thompson

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

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.

Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) speaks on the floor of the Ohio House
Ohio House

Another state representative has confirmed he’s interested in the job of speaker of the Ohio House, now that Cliff Rosenberger has resigned following reports that the FBI is questioning his travel with lobbyists connected to payday lending.

Brian Bull / ideastream

It was one of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign rally cries when he was running for president – ending what he called the “war on coal.”

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Just a day before Jews celebrate one of their holiest days, Yom Kippur, an Ohio lawmaker is drawing attention to a resolution that condemns a protest movement on college campuses.

Statehouse flowers
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Oil and gas companies could be one step closer to drilling on state-owned land after the House overrode a veto by Gov. John Kasich.

Karen Kasler

There’s a bill in the state Legislature that’s meant to give local school districts more control over curriculum.