Larry Householder

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
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The Ohio House unanimously decided to bring back income tax breaks for lobbyists and lawyers after the professions were excluded in the state budget.

The leader of minority Democrats in the Ohio House says when the new human resources handbook came out last month, it was missing the clause that provided job protection for LGBTQ employees. She wanted to know why that clause, which was in previous handbooks, had been removed.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) unveil new cameras installed in a committee room in March.
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House Democrats are calling on the Speaker to add protections for LGBTQ members and staffers to the chamber’s employee handbook. A recent draft of the guidelines left sexual orientation and gender identity off the list of protected traits.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
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The former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will be leaving the Ohio legislature soon to take a leadership post in higher education.

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It’s been almost two months since Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a package of gun law and mental health policy changes, and he says lawmakers will soon look over his official language on the proposals.

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed gun regulations, which include expanded background checks and a version of the "Red Flag Law," will be "well vetted" by the Republican caucus.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
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A new patient advocate is being appointed to Ohio’s medical marijuana advisory board after House Speaker Larry Householder fired Bob Bridges from that post last week. Householder's new appointee has a business stake within the industry.

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Inside his Linden-area home, I ask Bob Bridges if he thinks he was removed from Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee for being vocal about his beliefs.

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about whether capital pubishment will be able to continue in the state or not.

Andrew Welsh Huggins, a reporter with the Associated Press in Columbus and author of the book No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death Penalty States, joins the show.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, shakes hands with Ohio House speaker Larry Householder after delivering the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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The gun regulation portion of Gov. Mike DeWine's plan to reduce gun violence will likely meet resistance in the Ohio House. Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says his members of the Republican-controlled chamber have several areas of concern.

House Speaker Larry Householder
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House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says his support for the death penalty is wavering as Gov. Mike DeWine's administration says it doesn’t think there’s a way to carry out executions that a federal court would find suitable.

Marijuana plants
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Ohio cities and law enforcement agencies continue to raise concerns that they can’t easily prosecute people for small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test the differences between marijuana and hemp. 

Ohio House To Reimburse Commuting Members For Hotel Stays

Aug 5, 2019
hotel room door
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State representatives in Ohio who live at least 60 miles from the Statehouse are now eligible for a nightly hotel reimbursement.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019,
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the most recent Democratic presidential debates. Thomas Wood, a political scientist at Ohio State University, joins the show.

The entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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The Ohio Attorney General is looking over referendum language filed by a group fighting the state’s new energy law.

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