STATEHOUSE - 

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 And Balderson Promote Protection Of American Energy In The Steel City

 
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Senator Troy Balderson were keynote speakers Wednesday at a special event in Pittsburgh to show support for the region’s coal industry.



 
 

Joint Agriculture Committee Meeting Held At Ohio State Fair

 
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Officials from the Ohio Senate joined officials from the Ohio House of Representatives today to host a joint agriculture committee meeting at the Ohio State Fair. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Cliff Hite was joined by Senators Troy Balderson, Bob Peterson, Frank LaRose, and Lou Gentile.



 
 

Faber Announces Initiative To Enhance Public Safety Technology

 
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Senate President Keith Faber announced a grant program through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to aid local fire departments with the costs associated with connecting to the Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS).



 
 

Senator LaRose Meets With Nigerian Delegation

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose met with the Chairman, Commissioners, and several other members of the Legislative Service Commission from Lagos, Nigeria on Monday. These individuals visited Ohio through the sponsorship of the Columbus International Program.