COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Ohio, the state's largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement from AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen, calling for the immediate repeal of House Bill 6:
"As we fight for Ohio's electric customers, AARP strongly supports the repeal of House Bill 6, which bails out power plants with surcharges on Ohio consumers. We opposed HB 6 throughout the legislative process and asked Governor Mike DeWine to veto the bill because it unfairly asked Ohio customers to pay for a $190 million bailout.
"The nuclear bailout bill was always bad for Ohioans. Today, the economic impacts of COVID-19 have only made it more difficult for Ohioans to choose between paying for food, medicine, housing and electricity. AARP Ohio urges the General Assembly and Governor DeWine to repeal this unfair and unnecessary nuclear bailout immediately."
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
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SOURCE AARP Ohio