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The entrance to Energy Harbor's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Several bills have been introduced in the Ohio House and Senate to tackle the controversial nuclear power plant bailout law. The measures range from a partial repeal to a complete revoking of HB6, which is currently at the center of a $61 million federal bribery investigation.

In this May 20, 2005, file photo, plumes of steam drift from a cooling tower of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant along Lake Erie in North Perry, Ohio.
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

An upcoming audit could reveal whether FirstEnergy improperly used ratepayer money to funnel millions of dollars to an alleged unlawful conspiracy to pass and defend the state’s coal and nuclear bailout law.

Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati)
Ohio House

Documents made available last week show how House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) championed gutting Ohio’s clean energy standards in the state’s 2019 coal and nuclear bailout law. Seitz has since served as a force against repeal.

A court ruling will block new charges from appearing on electric bills next month. Those fees were created to a nuclear power plant bailout which is under investigation for its role in a bribery scheme.

With time running out to make a decision, lawmakers are considering yet another proposal to address the nuclear power plant bailout which is connected to a $61 million bribery scheme. The latest measure would give the plant owners the ability to take the subsidies or not.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

There’s a new twist in the possible repeal of Ohio’s controversial nuclear bailout law. A lawmaker has unveiled a plan to delay the $150 million the state will collect next year for its two nuclear power plants.

This Oct. 5, 2011 file photo shows the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Amy Sanceta / Associated Press

Environmental groups have filed a motion asking a federal appeals court to tell FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy court judge to take action in light of the alleged corruption cases in federal and state court.

The entrance to Energy Harbor's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is attempting to block the state's two nuclear power plants from receiving some $1.1 billion in ratepayer money from HB6, the nuclear bailout law passed last year. Yost filed a civil case in court Wednesday based off the findings of a recent federal corruption investigation.

This Oct. 5, 2011 file photo shows the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Amy Sanceta / Associated Press

A bill to repeal Ohio’s nuclear bailout law has languished for more than a month so far, and signs suggest that House leadership may be angling to defer or stop such efforts as Election Day draws near. Lawmakers filed repeal bills soon after the arrest of former speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and others in July. 

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / AP

Republican leaders in the Ohio House have announced the creation of a new committee to hold hearings on the potential repeal of HB6, a nuclear power plant bailout bill at the center of an alleged $60 million corruption scheme.

The entrance to Energy Harbor's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says he's considering taking legal action to stall the billion-dollar nuclear power plant bailout, as state legislators consider a possible repeal to the law that created the subsidies.

The entrance to Energy Harbor's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost asked a federal court Monday to temporarily halt payouts in a bankruptcy case involving two nuclear plants caught up in a $60 million bribery and corruption probe.

House Speaker Larry Householder
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns. The bills are in reaction to an alleged racketeering scheme involving a dark money organization and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

FirstEnergy held an earnings call Friday, just days after federal agents subpoenaed the company as part of a racketeering investigation. The allegations say millions of dollars went into a dark money organization that ended up benefitting House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

This Oct. 5, 2011 file photo shows the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Amy Sanceta / Associated Press

FirstEnergy Solutions is facing heightened scrutiny as Ohio politicians grapple with allegations of racketeering in connection to a nuclear bailout law passed last year.

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