Monthly Archives: May 2011

We Cannot Forget

Memorial Day for most of us is a celebration of the beginning of summer. The day where we can wear white again, have cookouts with family and spend time at the pool. But we have forgotten the true meaning and …

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Ten States Look at Shifting Pensions Towards Defined Contribution Plan

Though the Buckeye Institute has made the case several times for shifting Ohio’s public employee pension systems towards a defined contribution model similar to private sector 401(k)s, there is yet to be solid movement in this direction. However, it might …

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Increase Faculty Emphasis on Teaching & Save Big

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity recently released a study by Richard Vedder and two of his research associates, which found that the University of Texas could save millions of dollars and make college more affordable if the school …

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A Bonus Based On Where You Live?

And we wonder why Ohio schools are facing a multi-billion dollar deficit BEFORE any of the current “cuts.” From the Columbus Dispatch: “Columbus City Schools pay administrators a bonus worth 1.5 percent of their salary if they live in the …

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Bad Bed Tax Idea in Warren County

Many small creeks together make a mighty river. This is true for taxes as well as for water: each tax we pay looks small in isolation, but when added together they become a big burden. Click here to use the …

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Dealing With a New Fiscal Reality

In a previous blog, we mentioned State Auditor Dave Yost’s new website, “SkinnyOhio.” “Essentially, the website is designed to be a one stop shop for local communities looking for best practices in order to reduce their costs of doing business …

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NY’s outmigration: Ohio suffers similar problems

After the “Empire State of Mind” wears off, New Yorkers are moving South and West.  It turns out New York isn’t always the jungle where dreams are made, and the streets will only make you feel brand new for a …

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