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Householder denies FirstEnergy contributions influenced bill

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford.

“FirstEnergy gave more than $150,000 to House Republicans in 2018 leading up to the November election.

Now House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) is pushing for a new energy plan that would steer about $170 million in subsidies to two nuclear plants owned by FirstEnergy Solutions, which used to be a subsidiary of FirstEnergy.

He denies a connection between the new bill and FirstEnergy’s political support, but Householder argues for the merit of a large employer making big campaign donations.

‘For them to care about those people who are trying to serve the state of Ohio and make sure they’ve got good quality candidates moving forward I think is important for anybody,’ Householder says.”

— Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio

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