The Ohio House Administrative Office’s Jason Parsons told us, “I’m not sure that’s a public record.” We asked for a call back when he found out, but that never happened.
Newly-produced emails show the strong sway Sam Randazzo, a lobbyist for large industrial users of coal power, has had on Ohio wind-energy foe Rep. Bill Seitz’s efforts to keep the state’s strict property line setbacks in place.
Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz recently made comments about women that many people found to be degrading and offensive. Speaker Cliff Rosenberger swiftly accepted a public apology from Seitz, though the behavior occurred less than a week after House members attended a sexual harassment seminar.
Last month, we sent a letter to Speaker Cliff Rosenberger that asked two questions concerning the conduct of Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz. We’ve gotten no response, so we’re going to his district. Watch for our mobile billboard this week!
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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