Governor Vetoes Energy Standards Bill


Just days before the conclusion of the 131st General Assembly, Governor John Kasich vetoed House Bill 554, a bill that would have made the implementation of the state’s energy standards optional for electric utilities, for two years. Kasich had warned legislative leaders repeatedly that he would not accept legislation that weakens the standards or extends the already frozen phase-in schedule of renewable energy standards and energy efficiency standards.  Read the governor’s reasons for vetoing the bill. After the veto, the General Assembly adjourned sine die, lacking the votes for an override.  1/5/2017