Today Governor John R. Kasich and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) issued the following statement regarding S.B. 310 (Balderson), legislation that initiates a process to update Ohio’s renewable energy mandates:
"The well-intentioned strategy developed in 2008 to encourage alternative energy generation mandated levels which are now emerging as a challenge to job creation and Ohio's economic recovery. They are simply unrealistic and will drive up energy costs for job creators and consumers. However, alternative energy sources are an important component of Ohio’s diverse energy portfolio, which is why we've rejected the notion of scrapping Ohio's renewable standards. Instead, by temporarily holding at our current level while problems are ironed out, we keep the progress we've made, ensure we steadily grow new energy sources and preserve affordable energy prices for both businesses and consumers.”
The Buckeye Lake dam renovation makes significant progress, toward an aggressive goal this spring.
"This industry provides a great opportunity for Ohioans and its visitors to learn about and enjoy our state’s unique agricultural landscape while providing our farmers with supplemental income," said Jones.
"Co-curricular activities are important to the educational and social development of our young people and often give them a pathway to thrive and succeed at school," said Hite, a former educator and coach. "Hearing from experts regarding student athlete health concerns such as sudden cardiac arrest and youth concussions is also extremely important to the safety of our young athletes."
The Senate will consider the following legislation during today’s session (2:30 p.m.):