Larry Householder

One of Ohio’s key supporters of the controversial anti-union measure “right to work” says he’s not going to push for it anymore. 

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Ohio lawmakers haven’t been able to come to an agreement over how much to raise the state’s gas tax.

The Ohio House is now streaming more committee hearings online through the purchase and installation of new cameras at the Statehouse. This is part of the new effort to expand transparency in the bill making process. 

highway in Columbus
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There are some big changes in the transportation budget passed by the House compared to the proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said an 18 cent gas tax hike is needed to maintain and repair Ohio’s roads.

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After just two hearings and two hours of public testimony, the panel appointed to recommend solutions to the funding crisis at ODOT is leaning toward one conclusion – the gas tax should be increased.

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Advocates for public transportation say they’re concerned that there’s no one from that sector on Gov. Mike DeWine’s committee that will recommend how to find money for major road construction projects. That group meets this week, but public transit might not be top of mind for the Ohio House leader either.

State Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) was accused of making racist comments by a former legislative aide.
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A legislative aide in the Ohio House who filed a complaint of inappropriate workplace behavior has lost her job.

This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the "Heartbeat Bill."
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The leader of the Ohio House says the controversial “Heartbeat Bill,” which bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, is not a priority for the new session. But Speaker Larry Householder says lawmakers still want to pass it. 

A classroom at Cleveland's John Hay High School.
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House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says when it comes to changing the funding structure for schools to create direct funding for charters, "I'm not sure if that's even a valid issue to discuss."

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An investigation into a complaint of inappropriate workplace behavior from an Ohio House legislative aide  found no wrongdoing. But late Friday, the aide who made the complaint - Marissa Reyes - was laid off along with six other employees, reports.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks with addiction treatment providers in Columbus on Jan. 29, 2019.
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Gov. Mike DeWine and leaders of his program to fight opioid abuse are meeting with local advocates from around Ohio to share ideas.

House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Following the election of state Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Ohio House Speaker, the head of Ohio House Democrats says he’s stepping down as minority leader.

Householder's Comeback

Jan 10, 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 rise and fall and rise of state Rep. Larry Householder, the newly elected Ohio House Speaker. Veteran political reporter Joe Hallett joins the show.

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was just elected this week, but he isn't new to the position. His first stint ended 15 years ago amid a finance scandal and FBI investigation.

House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
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Larry Householder's election to Speaker of the Ohio House ended a months-long battle, and returned him to the role 14 years after he first held it. The vote also marked the beginning of some new work and maybe more changes in the legislature.