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Andy Chow

A measure to repeal the nuclear power plant bailout law is gaining momentum in the Ohio Senate.

Karen Kasler

There’s another plea deal in the federal corruption case involving Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party and a utility widely believed to be Akron-based FirstEnergy.

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says Akron-based FirstEnergy has agreed in a settlement to forgo collection of a decoupling fee tacked onto consumer bills under the now-tainted nuclear power plant bailout bill.

Ohio Public Radio

Environmental advocacy groups have asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to expand their investigation of a bribery scandal to include an examination of the panel's former chair.

Dan Konik

The U.S. Attorney in charge of investigations into both a 61 million dollar bribery scandal involving the former Ohio House Speaker and corruption on Cincinnati City Council will be leaving that job. But Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator says those aren’t reasons to keep him in that office.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the slate of candidates to replace the former top state utility regulator tainted by the 60 million dollar federal bribery investigation, and requested a new list.

Dan Konik

The Ohio House finished the bulk of its lame duck session work with the Republican speaker saying the chamber will not take any action on the nuclear power plant bailout law linke to the largest bribery scandal in Ohio politics.

The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an order stopping utilities from collecting a monthly fee to subsidize two nuclear power plants, part of the state's scandal-scared nuclear plant bailout law approved in 2019.

A Franklin County  judge has blocked the collection of electric bill fees expected to be added  next year under the 1 billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law at the center of a federal bribery probe.

mahoningmatters.com

A previously undisclosed document shows Ohio Governor Mike DeWine disregarded a last-minute plea from Republican insiders in selecting the utility regulator now under legal and financial scrutiny.

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.

Akron-based FirstEnergy's credit rating has been downgraded to junk status by the big three rating agencies.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio's top utility regulator has resigned, days after FBI agents raided his German Village home.

puco.ohio.gov

Akron-based FirstEnergy reported Thursday that some former executives improperly paid a firm tied to a future Ohio utility regulator 4 million dollars early last year to terminate “a purported consulting agreement” in place since 2013.

Associated Press

During his Tuesday coronavirus press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deflected questions about an FBI search of the Columbus home of the state’s top utility regulator.

Ohio Public Radio

Former Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges is making public comments for the first time since his arrest in the bribery scandal linked to the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. 

Dan Konik

FBI agents this morning raided the Columbus home of the chair of the agency that regulates Ohio utilities.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy fired CEO Chuck Jones Thursday, hours after two defendants entered into a plea deal in the federal racketeering case involving the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. 

wkyc.com

Two of the five men charged in the federal corruption case involving the state's nuclear power plant bailout law have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. 

wsj.com

The Cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are suing to block the state's nuclear  power plant bailout law at the center of a 60 million federal bribery probe from taking effect January 1st. 

Associated Press

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he has filed a complaint with the state elections commission against former Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. 

cleveland.com

Opponents the state's nuclear power plant bailout law recently held  a virtual rally seeking its repeal.

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy says it plans to "vigorously" defend itself against a civil lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General David Yost.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General David Yost is attempting to block nuclear power plants from receiving what could be more than a billion dollars of ratepayer money from the bailout law passed a year ago.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy, tied to an alleged 60 million bribery scheme, to show whether it spent customer money on passage of the now tainted nuclear power plant bailout law. 

THE OHIO CHANNEL

The Ohio House has started hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law. A federal investigation alleges the bill is at the center of a corruption scheme involving Republican now former House Speaker Larry Householder.

Ohio's consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state's largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of racketeering.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House came back to work Tuesday.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio House leaders have announced a new committee that will hold hearings on the potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout bill at the center of an alleged 60 million dollar bribery scheme.

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