Brett Hillyer

Ohio House, Senate considering craft beer carve out

BY: - October 31, 2023

A pair of Ohio House lawmakers have filed legislation craft brewers insist is vital to their industry’s growth. State Reps. Brett Hillyer, R-Ulrichsville, and Tim Barhorst, R-Fort Loramie, want to give smaller brewers greater flexibility to make deals with wholesalers. State Sen. Andrew Brenner, R-Delaware, filed similar legislation in Senate over the summer. His bill […]

Defenders claimed corrupt energy bill would save money. Prosecutor smashed that claim, too

BY: - March 6, 2023

Jim Trakas was the Republican nominee for Ohio House District 6, but lost the General Election in 2018. As a consultant, he supported House Bill 6 the following year, but couldn’t vote for it. This story has been updated. CINCINNATI — On the stand in federal court, one witness after another testified that he supported […]