Craig Riedel

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering. He was arrested Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

After taking a secret ballot vote Tuesday, Republicans in the Ohio House have decided to remove House Speaker Larry Householder as their leader in a floor vote on Thursday. But it’s unlikely that they’ll vote to expel Householder, who’s facing a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout he pushed last year.

construction workers
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Two Republican state representatives are introducing the latest legislation seeking to weaken Ohio’s prevailing wage law.

Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring leads a House Session on March 21, 2018.
Ohio House

There still aren’t any voting sessions scheduled in the Ohio House this week. But the leader of majority Republicans has put forward a new way to end the impasse.

Ohio Reps. John Becker and Craig Riedel announce a new bill to make Ohio a right-to-work state.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Two of the more conservative Republican lawmakers at the Statehouse want to put six different issues before voters that would make Ohio a so-called “right to work” state and eliminate prevailing wage.