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Senate Plan Offsets Nuclear Subsidies by Ending Energy Efficiency Requirements

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A new version of the comprehensive energy bill, HB6, was introduced in the Ohio Senate on Monday that would charge residential ratepayers $0.85 a month on their electric bills to bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants. That fee, along with charges to commercial and industrial users, would generate $170 million. Of that money,… Read More

U.S. Sen. Brown Blames Trump Administration For Denying Access To Border Facility

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

GOP Official: Ohio Election on St. Patrick’s Day Would be OK

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican who is Ohio’s elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic lawmakers, particularly from the Cleveland… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Bevin: Special Session on Pensions to Start Friday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More

Still No Budget With Two Days Left Til 17-Day Extension Expires

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Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday. Two sticking points appear to be the House’s drop in the income tax deduction many small businesses can take, and the Senate’s increase of the House’s income tax cuts. Sen. Dave Burke… Read More

West Virginia Initiative Creating Habitat for Monarch Butterflies

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LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia State Parks initiative is creating habitat for monarch butterflies. Chief Logan State Park naturalist Lauren Cole told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that she has spent the last two years trying to make the park a more attractive place for butterflies, honeybees and other desirable insects. The Pollinator Habitat Expansion Initiative involves… Read More

W.H. Sammis Coal Plant in Stratton, Ohio.

“Death Spiral.” How A Carbon Tax Could End Some Coal Towns … Or Fund A New Future

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Declining coal tax revenues place coal-reliant counties in Appalachia at risk of fiscal collapse, according to new research from the centrist Brookings Institution and Columbia University. Policies designed to prevent further climate change would accelerate that decline, the report found, but could also provide a new stream of revenue to help communities rebound from coal’s… Read More