Report: Nearly $3 Million Already Spent in HB 6 Ad War

In the debate over House Bill 6 — legislation that would provide hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars to Ohio’s nuclear power plants — millions have already been spent. That is due to an ongoing advertising blitz meant to sway public opinion.

According to Dayton Daily News reporter Laura A. Bischoff, “Generation Now, a dark money group, has spent more than $2.76 million on TV and radio ads in favor of the bill.” The group reportedly has close ties to the Ohio House Speaker, Bischoff has reported.

Of the 18 nuclear power plants in the region, Ohio’s two aging nuclear plants and the Three Mile Island facility in Pennsylvania are the only three that are unprofitable, according to a report from PJM Interconnection, an electricity transmission company. 5/23/2019