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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Faber, Senate Leaders Visit Cleveland Museum Of Natural History To Celebrate Opening Of New Wildlife Center


"This wildlife exhibit at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History gives Ohioans incredible, new educational and cultural experiences, and I appreciate all the work the Cleveland community put into this project," said Faber. "Ohio's strong fiscal health allows the state to make responsible investments like this to improve the quality of life in our communities."


Faber Visits Local Brewery As State Lifts Restrictions On Ohio's Brewers


"Ohio is home to countless breweries and brewpubs, and it's important that we equip these innovators and small businesses with the tools they need to compete," said Faber. "We are committed to making Ohio a top state to open and operate a business and by lifting this restriction, small businesses like Hoppin' Frog and many others will have room to grow or begin brewing in our state."


Taking A Stand Against Opiate Abuse


As the new school year begins, teachers and community leaders must bring the message of drug prevention into the classroom.


Safe Driving Awareness Month


This September, I invite you to join me in promoting safe driving practices in our local community. Let's commit to making our vehicles an escape from distractions, not a place to catch up on work or text messages. The lives of our family members, friends and neighbors are too precious to take the risk.