Cliff Rosenberger

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The Ohio House has cancelled its sessions while the Republican caucus tries to settle on who will replace Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. He resigned in April amid an FBI inquiry into his associations with lobbyists. But House Democrats and the Republican leader of the Ohio Senate say they are not going to step into the fight.

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The Ohio House was forced to cancel session as Republicans failed to reach an agreement on who should be the next House speaker. The cancellation means more than a dozen bills that were set for a vote were delayed. That includes a long-drawn-out bill that would overhaul and crack down on the payday lending industry.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Update: With no decision today, Wednesday’s session has been cancelled.

There is still no word on who the next speaker of the Ohio House might be. Republican state lawmakers met for hours and there is still no decision yet, with a vote by the full House scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 15:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Last Tuesday’s primary election could have a big impact on who gets elected by state lawmakers to be the House speaker this week. 

Even before former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigned in April amid questions swirling around him about an FBI inquiry, two candidates wanted to be the next speaker.

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