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Sherrod Brown at Ohio military installation
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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 8:

Davis Besse
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Another clash may be coming between Republican state lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich. It’s over a bill on nuclear power plants, but the issue may be more about money.

At the opening of a new natural gas plant this week in Toledo, Kasich said he can’t support a bill that would allow FirstEnergy to charge its customers more to subsidize its two aging nuclear plants.

photo of Perry nuclear power plant
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The utility that owns Ohio’s two nuclear power sites say it needs to charge its customers more in order save the struggling plants. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the state senator who’s proposing a bill that would allow that to happen is accused of having a conflict of interest.