Householder Trial Is a Reminder: HB 6 Was (and Still Is) Bad Energy Policy

This week, the public corruption trial of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and former FirstEnergy lobbyist Matt Borges got underway in Cincinnati. Householder is accused of receiving $61 million in bribes in exchange for passing House Bill 6, often referred to as the $1 billion nuclear bailout bill.

Opposed by the OMA after its introduction in April 2019, HB 6 was more than just a ratepayer-funded bailout of two nuclear plants. It also included:

See this timeline of HB 6 and the events leading up to the Householder case, published by the Statehouse News Bureau. 1/26/2023