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

Opponents are outraged over changes made to the so-called “clean air” bill approved by a House committee. The legislation subsidizes nuclear and coal plants, repeals required support for renewable energy and strips the ability for wind and solar to receive credits.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

The Ohio House has dramatically changed the comprehensive energy bill that would bail out the state’s nuclear power plants and repeal alternative energy mandates.

Democratic members of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee left during testimony on House Bill 6, calling it a stunt committee meeting. They returned more than an hour later.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

There's an apparent partisan split over what supporters call the Clean Air Bill and opponents label a nuclear power plant bailout.

church pastor robe
Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU

A bill that sponsors say ensures religious freedom when it comes to marriage ceremonies is moving through the Ohio Legislature. However opponents are urgently trying to stop the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” saying it overreaches and creates more opportunities to discriminate.

church pastor robe
Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU

The House passed the hotly debated “Pastor Protection” Act today. Democratic lawmakers argued that the bill would create a way for businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. The bill now goes on to the Senate.