Ohio Statehouse Update - Week In Review - Our Top "6" Subjects You Should Know

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In This Issue:

1. Speaker Batchelder writes Governor Kasich with his support for electric deregulation; 2. Casino Control Commission developments; 3. November election update; 4. Mailing of Ohio tax booklets discontinued; 5. Governor's excellence in exporting award applications; and 6. Lake Erie Commission accepting nominations for 2011 award.

1. Speaker Batchelder writes Governor Kasich with his support for electric deregulation

House Speaker William Batchelder (R-Medina) released a letter to Governor Kasich on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, stating his support for deregulatory energy reforms. While emphasizing the effect that energy policy has on Ohio businesses, the speaker wrote that a robust competitive market is the best way to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of power for consumers. Batchelder also indicated that a House panel spearheaded by Rep. Peter Stautberg (R-Cincinnati), chair of the House Public Utilities Committee, will begin oversight hearings as a review of the State’s regulatory climate in the near future.

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