Would be House Speaker Derek Merrin last week unveiled what would have been his top priority as speaker. The Monclova Township Republican said he would focus on ethics.
It's a timely proposal given that the trial of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and ex-Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges began last week in the state's largest ever public corruption case.
Coming up on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable, we catch up on the trial, look ahead to the issues, and consider the prospects for ethics reform in the new two-year session of the Ohio General Assembly.
Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
Darrel Rowland, Senior Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
Haley BeMiller, Political Reporter, USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau