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.”
The Senate will consider the following during today’s session (1:30 p.m.):
State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, along with Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) released today the tentative hearing schedule for the budget process in the Ohio Senate. The first day of Senate budget hearings will be Tuesday, April 21 as the full Finance panel will receive budget overviews from the Office of Budget and Management and the Legislative Service Commission.
"With the sixth largest population of veterans in the country, having over 875,000 across the state, Ohio must continue to be a leader in veterans services," said Burke.
Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) announced today that Ahresty Wilmington Corporation plans to create 100 new manufacturing jobs following the state's approval of funds for a roadwork project that will improve access to the facility.