The group collecting signatures to put Ohio's nuclear bailout bill on next years ballot says they will not submit their petitions by today's deadline.
Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts says they have not been able to collect enough signatures, and has filed a lawsuit charging that the group supporting the bill tied up the review process, shortening the amount of time available to collect signatures.
They also charge backers of the nuclear plants have spent millions on misleading ads and other tactics aimed at stopping them from collecting enough signatures.
Ohio lawmakers in July approved a roughly $1 billion financial rescue for two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio. The owner of the plants say they would be forced to close without the money.