Bill Introduced To Halt Collection Of Nuclear Plant Subsidies

Dec 1, 2020

State Rep. Jim Hoops (R)

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.