Group that wants Ohio voters to decide on nuclear plants bailout submits revised petition
COLUMBUS -- "A group that wants voters to decide whether Ohio should bail out nuclear-power plants has submitted new summary petition language to the state after Attorney General Dave Yost rejected its initial petition Monday.
Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts provided the second summary petition along with 2,246 signatures to Yost and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose on Friday. In rejecting the original language, Yost said the summary was not 'fair and truthful' as the Ohio law requires, pointing out what he said were 21 inaccuracies and omissions.
The group wants voters to decide whether to overturn the new state law that would force electricity ratepayers to subsidize two of Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions nuclear power plants.
If the petition clears Yost’s office, it then would go to LaRose’s office. If approved there, the group would need to gather signatures from 265,774 registered voters from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties by Oct. 21, 2019, to make the November 2020 ballot."
- Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch