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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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Senate Committee Hears From Parents Of LaGrange Teen Killed By Caffeine Overdose

 
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The Ohio Senate's Criminal Justice Committee heard testimony this week from the parents of a LaGrange teen who died from a caffeine overdose. The couple spoke in support of legislation introduced by Senator Gayle Manning to ban the sale of pure caffeine products. 



 
 

Senator President Faber And Representative Buchy Recognize Local State Champion Football Teams

 
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and State Representative Jim Buchy yesterday recognized the the Marion Local and Minster High School football teams for capturing the Ohio High School Athletic Association's 2014 state titles. 



 
 

Senate Passes Priority Bill Protecting Ohio's Water Supply

 
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The Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 1 today, sponsored by State Senators Bob Peterson and Randy Gardner, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. 



 
 

LaRose Renews Call For Online Voter Registration System In Ohio

 
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Ohio Senator Frank LaRose today introduced legislation aimed at modernizing Ohio’s voter registration process by implementing an online registration system.