Bob Cupp

Current Congressional District map broken out
Mike Curtin and Karen Kasler

Ohio’s top legislative leaders are being sued for not being transparent with the public in matters related to the state’s new voter-approved process for drawing new maps for Congress and the state House and Senate. 

Former Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters after his expulsion from the Ohio House on June 16, 2021.
Karen Kasler

Nearly two dozen people have applied to fill the seat vacated when the Ohio House voted last week to kick out Republican Larry Householder, who had already been ousted as Speaker last summer. And the list includes one very familiar name.

Former Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to reporters after the House voted to expel him.
Karen Kasler

In a historic vote, the Ohio House has removed a former Speaker who was re-elected to his seat last fall, after he was arrested in what's considered the largest bribery case ever in Ohio government.

Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp
Jo Ingles

The Speaker of the Ohio House says recent false comments made during testimony by a doctor opposed to vaccines are out of the ordinary. But he's pushing back on questions about what to do when false statements are made in committee hearings, which are broadcast and archived by the state.

Children hold sign promoting equality
Jo Ingles

A bill that’s been introduced in the Ohio Legislature for the better part of two decades now would add sexual orientation to the state’s civil rights protections. The bill has bipartisan support and is getting hearings in the House. But House leaders say they have a lot of questions about it.  

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) watches the beginning of House session from the back of the chamber the day after a caucus meeting to discuss whether he should be expelled.
Karen Kasler

Former Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) was back at work in the Ohio House Wednesday, after his fellow Republicans met the day before to discuss whether he should stay or go as he awaits trial on federal corruption charges.

The portrait of Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Speaker hangs in a hallway of the Statehouse next to that of the late longtime Democratic Speaker Vern Riffe.
Karen Kasler

Ohio’s House Republicans met Tuesday afternoon to discuss what to do about Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford), eight months after the former speaker’s arrest on federal corruption charges, and four months after his re-election to his seat, and two months into a term with no committee assignments.

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford), in a session of the Ohio House in December 2020.
Dan Konik

Thirteen elected Republicans in one of the counties in the district of former Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) have asked Householder's successor and majority Republicans to remove him from his seat.

Former House Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) held an impromptu session with reporters in September, at his first House session after he was indicted in July.
Karen Kasler

The former Ohio House speaker who’s been indicted in a federal corruption case related to the nuclear bailout law he championed has proposed two new bills – both dealing with accountability in government.

House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Bluffton)
Jo Ingles

The leader of the Ohio House isn’t saying where he stands on a bill that would show party identification for certain judicial candidates on the ballot. 

Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) holds a briefing with reporters after session on September 1, 2020.
Karen Kasler

The House is looking over a bill passed by Senators that would pull back on Gov. Mike DeWine’s power to issue health orders – by allowing lawmakers to take a bigger role. The House leader is interested in the plan, which DeWine has threatened to veto.

The Ohio Channel

State lawmakers selected Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) to continue serving as speaker of the Ohio House. Cupp laid out a blue print of how he wants the next two years of the 134th General Assembly to look.

House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima)
Karen Kasler

House Republican leadership says 2020 will end without calling for a vote on any proposal to change HB6. With no changes or repeal, the law stays in place despite being connected to the largest alleged bribery scandal in Ohio history.

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima, left) and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) talked about their school funding formula in a press conference in March 2019. Cupp became speaker in July 2020.
Karen Kasler

A school funding overhaul that’s been in the works for five years passed the Ohio House by a huge margin and is on its way to the Senate. Supporters say it’s the first constitutional plan since the Ohio Supreme Court struck down school funding in 1997. But it might not get far.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles


Ohio House Republicans aren’t united behind a plan to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. And if those pushing impeachment want support of Democrats to do that, they might be disappointed. 

Newly-elected Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) looks at the House as he receives a standing ovation after his first address as Speaker.
Karen Kasler

The Ohio House has its third speaker in two years, as lawmakers ousted Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as speaker for his role in an alleged bribery scheme related to last year’s nuclear bailout law.

The Ohio House prepares to vote to oust Larry Householder as speaker.
Dan Konik

Larry Householder has been removed as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives by a unanimous vote, after his arrest last week on a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed last year. 

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) is congratulated after his election as Speaker of the Ohio House in January 2019.
Andy Chow

With a vote set to remove House Speaker Larry Householder tomorrow morning and just two candidates in the race to replace him, there’s apparently a disagreement among Republicans on how that can happen.

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima), as he left the caucus meeting where members decided to hold a floor vote on removing Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as House Speaker.
Karen Kasler

Republicans in the Ohio House will remove their leader in a floor vote on Thursday, after deciding to do so in a secret ballot Tuesday. But it’s unlikely that they’ll vote to expel Larry Householder, who’s facing a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout he pushed last year.

Newly elected Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) takes the oath of office in January 2019, after a months-long behind-the-scenes battle culminates in his ousting of Ryan Smith as the Republican leader of the Ohio House.
Andy Chow

Republican members of the Ohio House will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss picking a new Speaker for the second time in a little over two years, as they consider what to do about current leader Larry Householder, who’s facing a racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed.

Andy Chow

Republican lawmakers say they're working on how to move forward given the recent arrest of House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), who now faces federal racketeering charges. This could set up a new fight to become the next speaker.

Gov. Mike DeWine is not embracing a school funding reform idea the leader of the Ohio House threw out earlier this week.

Karen Kasler

Ohio lawmakers will soon consider a school funding formula overhaul, which has undergone some changes since it was first introduced in March.

David Smart/

The family behind one of the main drugs blamed for the nation’s opioid crisis has reportedly offered $12 billion to settle a huge federal lawsuit in Cleveland. A bill in the works would give Ohio authority over around 100 lawsuits in that case. 

Rep. Bob Cupp and Rep. John Patterson
Jo Ingles

Backers of a bipartisan school funding formula overhaul are trying again to get it passed. After failing to get their new formula in the state budget, they’ve tweaked it and now it’s a stand-alone bill.

Rep. John Patterson and Rep. Bob Cupp
Statehouse News Bureau

For weeks now, Ohio lawmakers have been considering a bipartisan school funding plan from two state representatives.  They say the plan would reduce reliance on property taxes. The proposal is not funded in the proposed House budget.

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to reporters after the transportation budget deal was reached.
Daniel Konik

A new school funding formula from two state representatives is getting a lot of attention. But while the House Speaker calls the existing formula a “disaster”, he says the new one isn’t a done deal.

Karen Kasler

A proposed new school funding formula would cost the state $720 million more than the current K-12 budget. And it doesn’t include funding for charter or community schools, which the state spent more than $880 million on last year.

Statehouse News Bureau

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) are traveling around the state to present their new school funding formula proposal to different teachers and school administrators around Ohio. 

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima, left) and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) talked about their new school funding formula on Monday.
Karen Kasler

Two state lawmakers who say they’ve made Ohio’s school funding formula more stable and fair have released financial details that show what Ohio's 612 school districts will get. They’re also showing the plan will cost the state a lot more money.