Thomas Suddes has raged against a Republican proposal to freeze state renewable energy mandates in three consecutive editorials, imploring Governor John Kasich to drag his party to the left as he did for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Environmentalist groups and “green” energy companies gave new testimony to the Ohio Senate’s Public Utilities Committee on April 30 as Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) began final preparations for a committee vote next week on Senate Bill 310 (SB 310).
Efforts to repeal or modify “green” electricity mandates Ohio enacted in 2008 face fierce opposition from renewable energy lobbyists and environmentalist groups, who claim the state restrictions save Ohioans money.
Concerned citizens and a former Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) investigator testified before the Ohio Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in support of Senate Bill 176 (SB 176), which seeks to prohibit illegal immigrants from collecting BWC benefits.
Ohio homeowners and energy experts provided input on Senate Bill 34 (SB 34), a proposed repeal of “green” electricity production mandates passed enthusiastically by Ohio Republican legislators several years ago, during a Senate hearing this week.
Ohio Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) has reintroduced a bill that would prevent illegal immigrants from filing insurance claims with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for injuries incurred while working in the state illegally.
State Representative Matt Lynch, a Republican from Chagrin Falls, has introduced legislation to prevent the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, responding to a controversial decision from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and Attorney General Mike DeWine. House Bill 114 (HB 114) would revert Ohio law to its […]
Republican leadership in the Ohio Senate has received nearly $200,000 in labor union donations since 2011, secretary of state records reveal. Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced on May 1 that he does not expect the Senate to pursue workplace freedom, signaling majority support for forced unionism. Nine of Ohio’s top ten Republican recipients of […]
Ohio Senator Kris Jordan has introduced legislation to repeal the state’s Renewable and Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard (RAEPS), as a Senate committee evaluates the results of the electricity generation mandates passed in 2008. In February, Senator Jordan (R-Ostrander) submitted Senate Bill 34 (SB 34) “to repeal the requirement that electric distribution utilities and electric services companies provide […]
National and state environmentalist groups have voiced their displeasure of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee’s review of Senate Bill 221 (SB 221), a package of bipartisan “green energy” mandates passed in 2008. Several groups have even suggested the public hearings to revisit SB 221 are evidence of a political conspiracy. Last month, Senator Bill […]