Delayed justice finally comes calling for HB 6 players
2024-02-22
For three and a half years, some of the main actors in Ohio’s HB 6 corruption scandal seemed to skate past any legal consequences for their actions, but a pair of recent indictments show that justice delayed may no longer mean justice denied. On Dec. 4, former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) chairman Sam… Read more »
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Longtime coal industry ally Husted says it’s time to repeal HB 6
2024-02-1
Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, a longtime ally of indicted former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chairman Sam Randazzo, says it’s time to repeal HB 6, the law that Randazzo helped write and which subsidizes two coal-fired power plants. “I think that anything that was connected to House Bill 6 needs to be completely removed,”… Read more »
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PUCO accepted utilities’ claims of trade secrecy at face value
2024-01-31
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted a protective order in its ongoing audit into the effects of the HB 6 law, based largely on the utilities’ claims of trade secrecy and the lack of any opposition to those claims, according to a revised protective order issued last week. “The existing protective order was granted,… Read more »
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New filings challenge HB 6 audit protective order
2024-01-10
Ohio consumer advocates and major utility customers want the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to disclose more information from the audit into the effects of Ohio’s scandal-plagued HB 6 law. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and major consumers, including grocery giant Kroger, filed motions with PUCO this week seeking the end to the protective order granted… Read more »
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Utility agrees to disclose audit details highlighted by C&BP
2024-01-4
One of the owners of the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. (OVEC), whose coal-fired power plants were bailed out by Ohio’s scandal-plagued HB 6 law, agreed to disclose details in a public audit that the company had previously claimed were trade secrets. In a series of articles over the last two months, Checks & Balances Project… Read more »
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PUCO acknowledges audit details can be unredacted
2023-12-22
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio acknowledged Friday what Checks & Balances Project has reported over the last few weeks: Much of the information redacted from an audit into the effects of Ohio’s HB 6 law no longer deserves protection. The ruling by PUCO Attorney Examiner Megan Addison concluded ““that it appears certain information contained… Read more »
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