Ohio nuclear bailout foes take initial steps toward statewide referendum

COLUMBUS — "The group Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts announced in a release that it turned in 2,866 petition signatures to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office from registered Ohio voters in favor of the referendum. The group also submitted proposed summary language – a succinct explanation of the proposal provided to voters asked to sign a petition supporting the measure – to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office.

If Yost OKs the summary language and LaRose certifies that at least 1,000 of the petition signatures are valid, HB6 opponents can then start collecting the 265,774 petition signatures needed for the issue to appear on the November 2020 ballot.

'Ohio families and businesses know H.B. 6 is a costly attack on Ohio consumers,' said Gene Pierce, spokesman for Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, in a statement. 'This is the first step in rolling back this corporate bailout and reinstating Ohio's renewable standards.'

Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, backed by environmental and business groups, formed a couple of hours after Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB6 last Tuesday."

— Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com 

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