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Bill looking to ax prevailing wage requirement will test new speaker

Feb 20, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

COLUMBUS - Republican lawmakers in Ohio still want to restrict unions, but they'll face an uphill battle with new Speaker Larry Householder.

Unions backed Householder's bid to lead the Ohio House of Representatives over former Speaker Ryan Smith. They donated money to his campaign and lobbied Democrats to support him.

That's because Householder, R-Perry County, supports their principles, said Ohio AFL-CIO president Tim Burga.

"Speaker Householder for a long time in public servi...