Tax law experts say new utility charges likely might not be a tax if the money isn’t spent to benefit the general public.
Documents show the company retained the law firm arguing that HB 6 is exempt from state referendum procedures.
A new proposal to prop up the state’s biomass power plants is modeled after nuclear subsidies in Illinois and New York.
Ohio Republicans pushing a bill to subsidize two nuclear plants are finding themselves at odds with conservative groups in the state.
A second version of legislation in Ohio designed to subsidize the operation of two nuclear power plants appears to be have the same limitations on renewable energy development as the first version.