This week, the federal government rested its case at the trial of former Speaker Larry Householder, after presenting jurors with documents, emails, texts, wire-tap audio, and witness accounts of what prosecutors allege was a $60 million bribery scheme to pass the scandal-ridden House Bill 6. Householder himself took the stand March 1. A decision from the jury is expected soon.
Meanwhile, the Ohio Capital Journal has published this analysis of the possible role played by some PUCO staff members in the crafting of HB 6.
The OMA Government Affairs Committee meeting, set for Wednesday, March 8, will feature expert analysis of the trial and its potential impact on Ohio policymaking. Register here. 3/2/2023