Nuclear Bailout Recipients Dealt Legal Setback

In early September, lawyers for FirstEnergy Solutions challenged the referendum campaign being waged to repeal House Bill 6. They argued that the proposed referendum should not be allowed to proceed because new customer charges are a “tax” and according to the Ohio Constitution, any legislation that adjusts “tax” charges is not subject to repeal by referendum. The same lawyers who made that novel argument asked the Supreme Court of Ohio to expedite the case.

This week, the Supreme Court denied the request to expedite. So, some good news for a change on this terrible bill. 10/17/2019