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Ohio Democratic Party sues DeWine over FirstEnergy, nuclear bailout law records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration, saying they’re breaking the state’s public records law in turning over documents with information blacked out. The lawsuit demands those documents related to the House Bill 6 corruption scandal be turned over without the redactions.Democrats are searching… Read More

Sam Randazzo, now-former PUCO chair, testifies in the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight

Lawmaker Disputes DeWine’s Claim That Randazzo’s FirstEnergy Ties Were Clear

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — FirstEnergy said it paid a bribe of more than $4 million dollars to Sam Randazzo before he became chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says he didn’t know about the bribe until late 2020, but insists that Randazzo’s past work with FirstEnergy was common… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

FirstEnergy Reevaluates Denial Of Ratepayer Funds In Bribe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utility giant FirstEnergy Corp. says it’s reevaluating previous denials that the company used customer money to secretly fund a $60 million bribery scheme. The Akron-based company filed notice with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Friday saying its deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department requires a re-examination of… Read More

Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action, collects signatures for the HB6 Referendum at Land Grant Brewery. This was one of several public events the referendum group held to collect signatures.

Nuclear Bailout Law to Go Into Effect After Referendum Group Misses Deadline

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The anti-nuclear bailout group, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, did not turn in their collected signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office by the deadline set in order to hold a referendum. However, the group is hoping a federal court will rule in favor of their request to extend the deadline in order for them… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Ready To Sign Nuclear Subsidies Bill, Awaits House Vote

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Gov. Mike DeWine says the proposed law that creates subsidies for nuclear, coal, and solar energy hits his main energy priorities. The sweeping energy bill, HB6, is stuck in limbo until August 1. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said his chamber was one vote short of passing it this week, but several members who he considered “yes”… Read More