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Bill Introduced To Halt Collection Of Nuclear Plant Subsidies

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Legislation filed Tuesday would delay the collection of nuclear subsidies under the law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe as Ohio Republican lawmakers struggled to find common ground on a repeal effort.

Republican Representative Jim Hoops introduced a bill to halt the collection of at least $170 million in nuclear and solar subsidies for one year. The $1 billion nuclear bailout will add a fee to every electricity bill in the state starting January 1.

The eleventh-hour bill comes after months of Republican infighting on what action to take on the nuclear bailout legislation that led to the downfall of their former speaker.

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