New Ohio House Speaker Takes Oath


The new Ohio House speaker, Ryan Smith, says it's time to heal some bruises lawmakers have received during the leadership election process. He says he has no intention of stripping any lawmakers of their leadership positions over animosity or grudges.


It's been a night of caucusing and healing political divisions on the part of Ohio's state reps. Representative Ryan Smith is only a handful of hours into his new job as House Speaker. Smith, speaking moments after being sworn in.


Smith tells reporters the House of Representatives will take up payday lending legislation. Ties to payday lenders led to the downfall of Smith's predecessor in that leadership chair, Cliff Rosenberger. 

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