West Virginia

States follow Ohio’s lead in announcing their own vaccine lotteries

BY: - June 3, 2021

What some Ohio lawmakers saw as a wasteful gameshow gimmick, other governors saw as an opportunity.  It took only a few weeks after Gov. Mike DeWine announced the Vax-A-Million for other states to introduce their own vaccine lottery programs. There are cash prizes in Oregon, music festival tickets awarded in Delaware and even custom rifles […]

How two state legislatures passed two FirstEnergy bailouts on the same day

BY: - July 27, 2020

In a 24-hour span last summer, two state legislatures passed two separate bailouts that will divert millions of taxpayer dollars annually into FirstEnergy coffers. In Ohio, lawmakers passed House Bill 6 on July 23, 2019, which tacks an 85-cent monthly surcharge on ratepayers and $2,400 for industrial customers to bail out two FirstEnergy Solutions nuclear […]