The owner of the nuclear plants getting our $1.3 billion bailout won’t show proof that it actually needs the money: The Wake Up podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A bill to bail out Ohio’s two nuclear power plants has led to one of the state’s biggest scandals … and it’s unclear if the plants really needed the money.

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That’s because the current owner of the two power plants, Energy Harbor, refuses to say if the plants are profitable. editor Chris Quinn says many people are now wondering if the $1.3 billion bailout was even necessary. The battle over voting continues in the courts, with a federal judge sidestepping a ruling on whether to place multiple drop boxes in counties across the state. And Cleveland will be in the national spotlight this week when President Trump and challenger Joe Biden meet for their first debate.

Hear these stories and more in today’s podcast.

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