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Ohio lawmakers still don’t know what to do about corruptly instituted nuclear bailout law

Still no plan on future of nuclear bailout law        ‘……..Toledo Blade 
COLUMBUS 6 Jan 21, — Still on the plate of lawmakers as they start a new two-year session is the unfinished business of what to do with the $1 billion bailout of two nuclear power plants at the heart of a $61 million bribery scandal.

The courts have taken some of the heat off by temporarily blocking the start of consumer surcharges this month to fuel the $150 million that would be used to subsidize the plants’ operations, but the law now considered to be the fruits of corruption remains on the books.

“We have a new General Assembly, so we have 20 new members,” House Speaker Bob Cupp (R., Lima) said Monday. “We will continue to work to find a solution that the House, the Senate, and the governor can all agree on…It is still a high priority on our agenda to find a solution.”

New Senate President Matt Huffman (R., Lima) said he and the speaker have been talking about how to proceed.

January 7, 2021 - Posted by | politics, USA

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