Cliff Rosenberger

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

After months of sitting in limbo, an Ohio House bill to crackdown on skyrocketing payday lending interest loans might see some movement. The next step is to evaluate the lasting outcomes.

In spite of previous reforms, some payday loan interest rates have approached 600 percent. A bill that would cap rates at 28 percent got its first committee hearing last week. Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says there are some sticking points to work out.

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STATE OF OHIO

House Republicans are taking another shot at denying workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants, and the fight now goes to the Senate.

Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says excluding undocumented immigrants from receiving workers’ compensation is just another step to bring uniformity among benefit policies for those who are in the country illegally.

OHIO HOUSE

A state lawmaker has resigned after a state employee accused him of inappropriate conduct inside his downtown Columbus office. This is the second resignation to come from Capitol Square this week.

Republican Representative Wes Goodman left office because of unspecified, inappropriate behavior.

Rep. Cliff Rosenberger
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

There has been an escalating flurry of rumors at the Statehouse ever since a senator was accused of sexually propositioning a staffer.

Since then, complaints of various types of harassment against three representatives have surfaced.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Just days after telling reporters he was considering a run for state auditor, the speaker of the Ohio House has decided against it. 

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