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 alarming number of recent fentanyl related deaths is a serious concern," said LaRose. "This legislation was crafted to punish traffickers while ensuring treatment for addicts."
"The Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval of the Klonda Richey Act is encouraging news for Ohioans living in fear for their family's safety because of dangerous animals in their neighborhoods," said Beagle. "I am hopeful that this legislation will receive favorable support from my colleagues on the floor of the Ohio Senate."
"It's my honor to host the champion Jackson Center volleyball team and Coach Metz at the Statehouse," said Faber. "These young women are champions on and off the court, and they've made their community and school proud."