COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AARP Ohio, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement which is in whole or part attributable to AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen:
«House Bill 128 represents a significant win for Ohio’s electric customers, who were being asked to bailout power plants with unfair surcharges. We opposed HB 6 throughout the legislative process and continued to work with our 1.5 million members to ensure that their voices were heard on this issue. This legislation, which will refund more than $20 million in unfair charges directly to the impacted customers and permanently end the collection of more than $150 million per year for all Ohioans is long overdue. Now the legislature needs to finish the job by passing SB 117.»
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