Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pension Reforms Can Help Employment Flexibility

In calling for fundamental pensions reform Buckeye has argued that only a shift from defined benefit plans to defined contribution, or hybrid, plans must be considered if Ohio is to move beyond the old, “Blue Model” of organization that no …

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Health Care- What Now?

Those of us who believe that limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility lead to opportunity and prosperity for all Americans are understandably disheartened with today’s Supreme Court health care decision. It was an opportunity to apply a brake to …

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Getting a Grip on Compensation Remains Key to Avoiding the Ballot

Dublin schools are seeking a levy on the ballot this November. New Albany-Plain and Worthington are also considering adding levies. It’s interesting that the levies are being timed to coincide with the presidential election – when turnout is relatively high …

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Post SCOTUS Decision Health Policy Options: High-Risk Pools

This is the first in depth look at one of the several health care reform options that are most likely to be debated in state capitals around the country in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the …

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Several Ohio Pensions Decline Under New GASB Standards

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has just adopted new rules for the calculation of pension liabilities.  This move has been long expected.  It has also been long dreaded by most public sector pensions because as the Wall Street Journal …

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Budget Winter Hits Stockton California

The calendar may read June, but a budgetary winter is coming for the grasshoppers of Stockton, California. Stockon, required by law to provide a budget on July 1, now must turn to creditors hat in hand in order to help …

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Private-Public Partnerships Offer Promise of Better Asset Usage

“Privatization” is often a scary term and all too often one used to shut off debate intimidate rather than inform.  Privatization, however, doesn’t have to mean simply selling off assets to the highest bidder. The aim is to leverage private …

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