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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Ohio Senate Weekly Report For April 25-29, 2016


Welcome to May! It promises to be a busy month at the Ohio Senate. Watch this brief video update to learn what the Senate is doing to make sure you have access to public records, as well as to protect student athletes around Ohio


Senator Jim Hughes Announces Passage Of Legislation To Designate Purple Heart Day In Ohio


“As the son of a World War II Navy fighter pilot as well has having an uncle who was wounded in action and two grandfathers who served in World War I, I am humbled to have garnered the unanimous and bipartisan support of my colleagues in the Ohio General Assembly,” Hughes stated. “I am proud to have sponsored this measure to designate a special day for those who have received a Purple Heart."


Hite Joins Former Miss Ohio To Announce Passage Of Lifesaving Bill Addressing Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Student-Athletes


"I just cannot imagine losing somebody because we haven't taken the time to learn more about this," said Hite. "As a former coach and educator I realized that if we raise awareness of this often-preventable condition lives could be saved."


Eklund Honors Cornerstone Christian High School Basketball On State Championship


"These men have proven that the path to achievement is not always a straight one," said Eklund. "This team has demonstrated their strength of heart and made the entire community very proud."