Opponents of Ohio House Bill 6 Fail to Submit Petitions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Opponents of Ohio house Bill 6, the bill that funds the state's two nuclear power plants through an additional fee on electric bills in Ohio, failed to submit the required valid signatures needed to put the issue before voters.

Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts is instead seeking an injunction from the Ohio Supreme Court to allow more time for the group to submit the required valid signatures, for the issue to be put up for a vote in November of 2020.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Monday was originally the deadline, because it marked 90 days since the bill passed.

The opposition group contends that their petition gatherers are being harassed, causing them to fear for their safety.

The measure has been the subject of a well-funded publicity campaign.

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