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Kirk Schuring and Ryan Smith
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

There may be an end in sight when it comes to the House speaker impasse that’s caused dysfunction at the Statehouse. A plan has been proposed that could result in either a new speaker or an interim leader who would act as a stand-in for the rest of the year, though some Republicans oppose the idea, and many Democrats say they won’t participate in it.

What could that mean for one of the biggest issues on Capitol Square; payday lending?

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The infighting behind closed doors at the Ohio House has left the speaker’s post vacant for weeks and has cancelled weeks of voting sessions. A veteran leader of the House -- who once held the job -- discussed his thoughts on what’s happening…..or isn’t happening.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The fight over who will be the speaker of the Ohio House through the end of this year continues to take strange turns as members try to find a replacement for former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. He resigned in April amid an FBI investigation into his activities.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

This week marked the second in a row without a voting session in the Ohio House. All sessions were canceled because majority Republicans cannot decide on a leader to replace former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. He resigned in April and is embroiled in an FBI investigation involving his associations with payday-lending lobbyists.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio House sessions for this week have, once again, been cancelled due to controversy over who will be the next speaker. As Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, the fight that’s been brewing among majority Republicans is now affecting the business of the Legislature -- and is quickly becoming a campaign issue.

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