Monthly Archives: March 2011

To Close a Deficit

Everyone agrees it is tough to cut enough to make up for the $8 billion deficit in Ohio’s budget. This is evident in the responses to last week’s website poll, “to close the estimated $8 billion deficit, what would you …

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Gov. Kasich’s First SOTS, did he set the right tone or miss the mark?

According to our first website poll, which attracted 354 votes in 5 days, he missed the mark. The results showed that of those who responded 43.1% felt the governor “missed the mark,” 17.2% felt the speech was “Ok” and 39.4% …

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No Child Left Behind Fails to Bring Desired Results

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 created well intentioned educational standards for our schools, but nine years later it has largely failed to accomplish the desired results.  Whether you agree with the No Child Left Behind legislation or …

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Has the Columbus Income Tax Hike Brought Jobs to the City? 

The logic doesn’t quite seem to add up.  High taxes aren’t, in fact, what draw people to cities or states.  However, Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus is bragging that the city has announced 9,600 new jobs since the income tax …

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Public-Private Partnerships- A New Way to Move Infrastructure Forward?

Transportation infrastructure is the backbone of much modern commerce.  You can make the best goods in the world but if you can’t move them from point A to point B, you’re going to have a difficult time selling them. Given …

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Healthcare System Needs More Research 

Medical advancement is rooted in research. Before any drug, therapy, or experimental procedure can ever come close to helping a patient it is first subjected to a myriad of tests – from a basic science laboratory, to clinical trials, to …

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The Buckeye Way

While we watch the continuing showdown in Wisconsin between Governor Scott Walker and the state’s public sector unions, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board says we should also pay attention to what’s happening in Ohio and the important lessons it …

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