Monthly Archives: June 2011

Egg on His Face

It was not that long ago that Gov. Daniel P. Malloy of Connecticut was publicly chastising Chris Christie of New Jersey for his combative tone towards his state’s public-sector workforce. Mallory, who was elected with strong union support, claimed he had …

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Gutting SB 5 and Sticking It to the Taxpayer

Don’t be surprised to see many more headlines like this one from the Canton Repository. “Salaries boosted to lessen SB 5 impact” Yep, despite the tools offered to local elected officials and others that utilize taxpayer dollars for containing their …

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Changing the Way Local Government Does Business

This article in the Columbus Dispatch outlines a fascinating storyline that is guaranteed to recur in community after community throughout Ohio in the next few months. Essentially, Ohio is actually seeing its tax revenues tick upwards, but, according to many …

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Health Care and Economics: How to Help Ohio Cut Costs

With almost one-fifth of the nation’s GDP being composed of health care expenditures, there is no doubt that the health care system and the economy are connected. With renewed discussion about the legality and true economic benefit of the Affordable …

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If New Jersey Can Do It… Why Not Ohio?

Recent news from New Jersey shows that the power of labor unions, even in one of the bluest of blue states, is not preordained to win every battle.  As with Wisconsin and right here in Ohio, common sense has won …

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Blue State Schools: The Shame of the Nation

For the longest time, conventional wisdom has had it that the best K-12 schools in the nation were in the ones in the blue states of the Northeast where teachers unions are the most powerful, Democrats control the government, and …

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Eyeing Those Tax Loopholes

The Buckeye Institute has recently received quite a bit of press for our collaboration with two other think tanks, the Center for Community Solutions and the Greater Ohio Policy Center that focused on examining and closing what are commonly known …

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