Monthly Archives: September 2012

So Far 2012 Looking Good for Private Sector, But Clouds Not All Gone

By recent standards 2012 has been a very good year for Ohio economically.  By looking at the job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is apparent that 2012 has been the best year for private sector job growth …

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Toledo debate reveals problem with public sector compensation

Contrary to those who defend the status quo, a more dynamic and flexible public sector compensation and management system is better for both public sector workers and taxpayers

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Teachers Unions Battle Change in Chicago

Ohioans should be closely watching what happens in Chicago.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to supporting unions.  He is, after all, the former Chief of Staff to President Obama who attracts significant support …

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Fairness and Flexibility Not Addressed in Pension Reform

The General Assembly just passed a significant package of reforms for each of the five public pension systems in Ohio.  While each bill was somewhat different, in general, the changes included: * modifying cost of living adjustments, * increasing the number of …

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The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

America’s public education system is failing. We’re spending more money on education but not getting better results for our children. That’s because the machine that runs the K-12 education system isn’t designed to produce better schools. It’s designed to produce more money for unions and more donations for politicians. Watch the video.

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ABJ Editorial: Time for Action on Tax Expenditures

Our collaborative work on tax expenditures continues to receive support from Ohio’s editorial boards. An Akron Beacon Journal editorial from this weekend is the latest example.  The editorial notes the differing perspectives of the organizations involved and yet the unique consensus …

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Three Ohio “Think Tanks” Agree on Need for Tax Expenditure Reform

During last year’s biennial budget process three groups with differing philosophical approaches to public policy came together to call for reform of tax expenditures in Ohio.  The Buckeye Institute, The Center for Community Solutions, and The Greater Ohio Policy Center …

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