Renewable Energy

State legislators still hope for compromise with Governor on clean-energy bill

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COLUMBUS — “A proposal that would weaken clean-energy standards is now in the Ohio Senate, and a key lawmaker says he hopes to come up with a version of the bill that Gov. John Kasich would support.

House Bill 114 received its first hearing on Wednesday before a Senate committee, three months after it passed the House.

The House and Senate passed a similar bill late last year, which was followed by a veto by the governor. Then, Republicans added to their majorities this year and took up the issue again, hoping for a different outcome.

‘We are trying to come up with a compromise with the governor,’ said Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Senate leaders are not considering a veto override, he said. The possibility has been discussed by others.”

— Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch

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