Ohio lawmakers oust speaker indicted in $60M bribery scheme

Via www.arkansasonline.com COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a historic, unanimous and bipartisan vote Thursday, the Ohio House ousted its Republican speaker as the chamber’s top leader after his indictment in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme.Rep. Larry Householder is the first Ohio House speaker ever removed by the chamber, according to…

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This SW Ohio Republican reported Larry Householder to the FBI

Via www.cincinnati.com COLUMBUS - Ohio House candidate Nick Owens listened as soon-to-be House Speaker Larry Householder took credit for a dark-money funded advertisement that helped tip the scales in another, close House race.Owens, from Brown County, knew that something wasn't right when Householder said that he put $500,000 into the…

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Ohio GOP lawmakers push to repeal energy bill amid scandal

Via www.seattlepi.com COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mirroring their Democratic colleagues, House Republicans on Thursday launched an effort to repeal a nuclear bailout law and “sanitize” legislative activity as a bribery scandal unfolds over the law’s passage.Rep. Laura Lanese of suburban Columbus said repealing the bill and starting over is the…

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