Seitz’s comments took place in Columbus not far from the Statehouse on January 23 — only days after Ohio House GOP caucus members were required by the Speaker to attend a mandatory seminar on avoiding sexual harassment led by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
What caused Rep. Seitz – a self-proclaimed free-market capitalist – to try and make Ohio’s ratepayers save the state’s aging, uncompetitive coal plants?
With an open bar at the Athletic Club of Columbus, near the State Capitol, Seitz took part in a “roast” of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s departing chief of staff.
Why would he want to enable the manipulation of electricity markets to help utilities and coal companies, after years of proclaiming the virtue of free markets?
As Majority Leader in Ohio’s House of Representatives, Seitz has worked hard to bolster the fortunes of the state’s aging coal plants, while leading efforts to block the wind industry.
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