COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reversed course on Thursday and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state’s $60 million bribery scandal.
The Republican DeWine said he continues to support the policy in the bill, including preserving Ohio’s two nuclear power plants as part of power generation in the state.
But DeWine says the process that created the bill and the law tainted it irrevocably.
While reasonable people can argue about the policy issues, “the process by which it was created stinks. It’s terrible. It’s not acceptable,” DeWine said.
He called on lawmakers to repeal and revisit the legislation “through an open process that the public can have confidence in.”
Debate over the bill began