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The payday lending scandal needs an investigation

State Rep. David Leland, who is a former state Democratic chairman, and his colleague Kristin Boggs, both of Franklin County, are asking for an investigation. The two last week sent letters to Legislative Inspector General Tony Bledsoe and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien asking them to conduct a “thorough inquiry.”

Ohioans are owed some more information about how influence is being apportioned in the Ohio House of Representatives — before members get together and elect a new speaker.

The former speaker, Cliff Rosenberger, abruptly quit on April 12 — after it was reported he had retained a lawyer to respond to questions from the FBI. The Clarksville Republican says he’s done nothing wrong.

Toledo Blade Editorial

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