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 consumer advocacy group is filing a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, calling on the state regulators to allow for a possible refund on electric bills. The motion has to do with a new charge customers pay to subsidize coal plans through House Bill 6.
State lawmakers have skipped a notable date in the attempt to repeal House Bill 6, the sweeping nuclear plant bailout law at the heart of a federal corruption case. Now opponents say it will be even harder to avoid new charges on everyone's electric bills from taking place. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.
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.
With revelations that dark money groups funneled money to Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder in order to orchestrate passage of the state's nuclear plant bailout bill last year, calls for a repeal have grown.
A week from today, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid petition signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year.