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Corporate energy bailout a bad deal for Ohio, says Leland

HB 6 update bails out big business at expense of taxpayers
May 22, 2019
Democratic Newsroom

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today issued a statement following the latest changes to House Bill (HB) 6, which Republican lawmakers amended to bail out more corporations and all but eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in Ohio.

“Democrats came to the table in good faith ready to fight for workers, consumers and our clean energy future. Instead, this misguided bill has gone from bad to worse, bailing out more corporations at the expense of working people and the environment. It’s a bad deal for workers, for consumers and for Ohio.

“We owe it to taxpayers to live up to our promise that we work for them—not for the big businesses and corporate lobbyists. We cannot stand by as our clean energy future is decimated while big corporations get another handout.”