Rep. Cliff Rosenberger

JOHN KASICH 2017 STATE OF STATE
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Gov. John Kasich doubled down on his plan to require teachers who are renewing their licenses to spend days shadowing business leaders, despite the fact that legislative leaders are not embracing that plan. 

In his State of the State speech, Kasich said again that requiring teachers to spend a few days working in a local business would be good for students.

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Nearly nine years after Ohio lawmakers passed—and voters upheld— a crackdown on payday loan businesses, people are still borrowing from quick-cash lenders. And the lenders are still charging huge interest rates. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler says another proposal to regulate the industry is back before legislators.

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Ohio House leaders are teaming up with their counterparts in Wisconsin to find solutions to  issues they have in common. They want to send those ideas to federal lawmakers.

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos say they’ll send a joint letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan about issues the federal government might be turning back to states, such as Medicaid. Vos notes governors have been active in speaking out.

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THE STATE OF OHIO

State lawmakers have come back to Columbus to start their new year and new session, with the same House Speaker and House Minority Leader. Both of them talked about what happened in the long and confusing end of last year’s session, and what’s ahead.

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The Ohio House has ten days left to decide if they’ll override Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill.

To override Kasich’s veto, two more representatives would have to switch their “No” vote to a “Yes” vote on the provision that bans abortions as early as six weeks.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger of Clarksville says they’re now looking at their options on the veto.

“I’m disappointed and many members of our caucus are disappointed. We’re still facilitating conversations in our caucus to see where we can go,” says Rosenberger.

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