Monthly Archives: August 2012

Push to Expand Medicaid Underway

The Columbus Dispatch recently indicated that the Ohio Hospital Association “strongly support the responsible implementation of Medicaid expansion.” This is yet another indication of the kind of pressure that will be coming to bear on Governor Kasich in the coming …

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Schools Look to Share Services

As outlined in our Joining Forces report last year, local government issues are quickly becoming critical to the future of Ohio.  An inability to control burgeoning taxes at the local level will counter-act even the best of intentions that may …

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Inner Belt Bridge in Cleveland Back on Track Thanks to a P3

As the Buckeye Institute’s recent report on myths surrounding public-private partnerships showed, there are many ways to leverage the private sector to help accomplish legitimate public goods. Today, Governor Kasich made it official that the long important, but very expensive …

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Westerville to Vote on Repealing Portion of Past Operating Levy

According to the Columbus Dispatch, residents of Westerville will have the opportunity this November to repeal 6.71 mills of an 11.4 mill operating levy that was passed back in 2009. A group called Taxpayers for Westerville Schools recently submitted over …

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Indiana Right to Work Already Being Touted by Execs

Its time to get serious about workplace freedom in Ohio. For decades, it could always be said that Right to Work wasn’t essential to Ohio since the entire “Rust-Belt” was one long stripe of forced union states.  Ohio was really …

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Sick Time Payout Yields a Golden Parachute

The Columbus Dispatch recently highlighted an egregious example of a major issue related to public sector compensation. State schools Superintendent Stan Heffner recently received a $160,428.17 buyout after resigning under the cloud of an ethics investigation. The Dispatch provides the …

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Paul Ryan VP Pick Allows Focus on Ohio’s Budget “Pac-Man”: Medicaid

The 2012 Presidential campaign took another step forward this past weekend as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Representative Paul Ryan as his nominee for Vice President. Representative Ryan is known for his bold proposals for entitlement reform. Campaign ads …

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