Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday told reporters he supports “repealing and replacing” the controversial House Bill 6 — Ohio’s nuclear bailout law approved last year. He said he still supports the underlying policy, but that the process leading to its passage “forever tainted the bill and now the law itself.” The governor said HB 6 should be revisited with legislation that is transparent in its implementation.
On Thursday, July 23, a group of legislators from both chambers held a press conference and announced a bipartisan effort to repeal HB 6. Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) said the bill has up to 33 co-sponsors in the 99-member House. He was joined by Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City), a member of House leadership. Sen. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) is working on a Senate version with Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta). 7/24/2020