2013 in Review: Energy Bill Stirs Major Debate in StatehouseIdeaStream, December 24, 2013
Maybe it didn’t get as much public attention as some of the other hot-button topics like abortion and gun laws, but inside the Statehouse, the energy bill was one of the most contentious issues of 2013.
Just the rumor of changing Ohio’s energy efficiency policies at the end of 2012 set off a whirlwind of activity on Capitol Square.
Then in February that rumor took the form of Senate Bill 58. At first the bill’s sponsor, Republican Senator Bill Seitz of Cincinnati, called it a placeholder bill in order to hold hearings and review the policies and standards created in 2008.