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.”


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LaRose Invites Residents To Attend May District Office Hours


"As we wrap up our legislative business at the Statehouse, I look forward to spending more time in my district this summer," said LaRose. "Office hours are a perfect opportunity for constituents to share ideas for making our community a better place to work and live." 


Hite Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Increase Diabetes Prevention Efforts


"With a comprehensive plan and partnership between state agencies, Ohio will be a leader in reducing the rate of diabetes," said Hite. "The plan and the forthcoming report will offer options and opportunities to best protect the future health of Ohioans." 


Hackett Joins Senate Colleagues In Honoring Wittenberg's Softball Champions


“This exceptional team is only the second team in Wittenberg's history to secure a conference championship” said Hackett. “Wittenberg and the entire Springfield community should be very proud of all they have accomplished both as athletes and as scholars. We wish these young ladies continued success in all their future endeavors." 


Statement On The Tragic Death Of Hilliard Police Officer Sean Johnson


"The death of Officer Sean Johnson in the line of duty should make us pause and give thanks for the law enforcement officers who encounter danger on a regular basis to keep our neighborhoods safe."