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The fight over the next Speaker of the Ohio House continues to take strange turns.

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

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When legislative leaders resign midterm, things can get messy.

Ohio Speaker Pro Tem Kirk Schuring
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There is no official action scheduled in the Ohio House on Tuesday. Over the holiday weekend there was talk, but little change in the saga over who will be the Speaker till the end of the year.

Now, acting Speaker Kirk Schuring says he’s willing to stay on, while the representative with the most votes says "no deal."

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Accusations are flying at the State Capitol as the Ohio House continues in disorder without a speaker. The lawmaker considered to be the frontrunner says his rivals, such as the payday lending industry, are pulling the strings to delay a vote. But a top lending association is mounting its own, major accusation.

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

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

May 14, 2018
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After last Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, today's roundtable will reflect on the results and whether there were signs of a potential "blue wave" in the upcoming general election in November.  Join us as we also discuss the number of school levies passed, State Auditor Dave Yost's review of ECOT, Ohio lawmakers' upcoming election of a new House Speaker, and more.

Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell, left) and Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) are set for a second battle to be the next speaker of the Ohio House.
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This Tuesday’s primary election could have a big impact on who gets elected by state lawmakers to be the House Speaker next week.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 30, 2018
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The gubernatorial candidates from both parties have ambitious plans for improving Ohio's education system. Universal pre-kindergarten, lowering costs of attending college, and reducing standardized state testing are among the top priorities of several candidates. 

We'll also look at Governor Kasich's latest executive order, the upcoming vote for the new Ohio House speaker, and more with our panel of reporters.

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