Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leave No Stone Unturned  

The Buckeye Institute could not be more pleased that a committee tasked with deciding whether Columbus Public Schools goes to the ballot for a property tax increase is apparently leaving no stone left unturned when determining what should be done. …

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New Report Connects the Economic Freedom of Workers with Enhanced Prosperity

The Buckeye Institute today released our latest report Ohio Right-to-Work: How the Economic Freedom of Workers Enhances Prosperity [bad link fixed].  I hope you will take the time to read it.  It is an important issue for the state of Ohio and …

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As Higher Education Costs Soar, the Answer is Not More Government Spending

It’s a widely held belief that higher education is the ticket to economic prosperity.  And by in large, that’s correct.  As educational attainment increases, so too does income. Naturally, government has looked for ways to promote higher education, most commonly …

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Debate On Income Taxes A Good Development

It’s a very good thing that a tax debate is once again emerging in Ohio.  Governor Kasich deserves a great deal of credit for raising the issue of cutting the personal income tax as part of his proposed Mid Biennial …

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Ohio by the Numbers: Revised National Numbers Show Ohio Could Use an Economic Jolt

The latest Ohio by the Numbers report is now out and compares Ohio to other states in overall private sector job growth over several distinct time spans.  The goal is to illustrate Ohio’s overall economic trajectory over the past 22 …

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On Obamacare’s Two-Year Anniversary, Expanding Medicaid Rolls on the Horizon

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or “Obamacare.”  The highly controversial law, as passed, will have unprecedented effects on health care service and health care spending at both the …

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The Sea of Red Ink Grows Deeper: Public Employee Health Benefits

The need for pension reform comes down to math not ideology.  $72 billion in unfunded liabilities (even using generous accounting assumptions) rests squarely on the shoulders of Ohio taxpayers. On a per capita basis, every Ohioan is responsible for roughly …

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