Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives are urging their Republican counterparts to resolve their party issues and get back to voting. They say it's time for house Republicans to tie up loose ends with their leadership.
Divisions within the Ohio House GOP have gotten the attention of House Democrats due in part to a canceled day of voting. Representative Nick Celebrezze, a Parma Democrat, said it is a trying time and he's not sure where things will lead.
Bills are ready for voting in the House chamber in the Statehouse. The canceled voting session means for now, those bills and resolutions remain on ice.
Ohio's senators say there's plenty of work to do in their own chamber as state reps jostle with political infighting and electing a speaker of the house. Ohio Senate Majority Leader Larry Obhof, a Medina Republican, says it's business as usual as far as he is concerned.
Obhof says there are plenty of bills for the Senate to pass, while legislation in the House is frozen in time because of the election process for house speaker there.