HB6 - Energy Bill

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A judge in Columbus has frozen $8 million in assets of Sam Randazzo, a former Ohio utility regulator and current target of an FBI investigation, to preserve the assets for future collection.


FirstEnergy executives say they're looking at entering an agreement with federal prosecutors that could avoid criminal charges related to the $61 million bribery investigation.

A judge has scheduled a hearing for the guilty plea by a nonprofit accused of funneling payments for an alleged $60 million Ohio bribery scheme.

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 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.

Dan Konik

Time is running out for the Ohio House and Senate to decide what to do with the nuclear power plant bailout law.

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.

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.

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.

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

Andy Chow

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he's considering taking legal action to stall the billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law.

Ohio Public Radio

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

Akron-based FirstEnergy held an earnings call Friday, just days after federal agents subpoenaed the company as part of a racketeering investigation.

This week brought a close to one chapter for Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law, House Bill 6. But another could be starting. 

Andy Chow

Petitioners are giving one last push into the drive that would put Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law before voters.

Karen Kasler/Andy Chow

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.

Andy Chow

Hundreds of students skipped class to rally at the Statehouse Friday for action against climate change as part of the worldwide Climate Strike protest.