Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Responsibilities of the Speaker of the House
John A. Husted â€“ 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives â€“ answers the question: What are the responsibilities for the Speaker of the House?
The Speaker appoints all members of select committees and conference committees, determines which bills come to the floor for a vote, and serves as the voice of the House in discussions between the Senate and the Governor.