House Bill 6 Aftershocks Continue

Ned Hill, a professor at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, recently joined a panel presentation at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to discuss state energy policy. Hill speculated on the need for transparent reforms in the wake of the House Bill 6 bribery scandal and called for PUCO reform, referring to Ohio’s regulatory process as “an insiders game.”

Meanwhile, HB 6 sponsor Rep. Jamie Callendar (R-Concord) has written an editorial defending the bailout and professing ignorance to the scheme. Rep. Callendar and others in the General Assembly continue to advocate for the policy behind the bailout, which requires Ohioans to subsidize investors — regardless of the corrupt process that brought HB 6 approval last year. 8/13/2020