Payday loan providers say ex-Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger threatened them, delayed bill

A faction of pay day loan businesses state former home Speaker Cliff Rosenberger had been in charge of delaying a bill that could control the industry. (Jackie Borchardt,

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio home Speaker Cliff Rosenberger used strong-arm strategies to tank a bill to manage the pay day loan industry, including threatening creditors that had been attempting to focus on a compromise with reform advocates, based on two pay day loan CEOs and their lobbyists.