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Ohio House passes reforms to civil asset forfeiture

COLUMBUS — Yesterday Ohio’s House of Representatives passed reforms to civil asset forfeiture, which, under current law, allows government to take property from individuals who have not been charged with crimes. The Buckeye Institute, Ohio’s free-market think tank, applauded the …

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Buckeye Institute celebrates legislative win for cosmetologists

COLUMBUS — Cosmetologists aspiring to become store managers will have a clearer career path in Ohio, should a newly approved piece of legislation be signed into law by Gov. Kasich. Ohio’s free-market think tank, The Buckeye Institute, applauded the General …

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Buckeye Institute concerned by April job losses, but sees signs of long-term recovery

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s free-market think tank found an encouraging sign in the state’s April jobs report released Friday morning. Although The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr. is concerned by the loss of 13,600 jobs, he said the new report …

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Thumbs down: Read our bad review of Ohio’s plan to give tax breaks to Hollywood movie producers

Have you ever heard of View from the Top? It was a 2003 movie featuring actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, and Rob Lowe. What about Rebound (2005) or Summer Catch (2001)? These films have a few things in …

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Ohio job growth exceptionally strong in February

Ohio added 12,400 jobs in February, a sign that the state’s economy is moving forward. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. “The February jobs report has great news for Ohio as thousands of people entered the labor force and …

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The Buckeye Institute creates “Ohio Jobs Tracker,” a new look at employment

The Buckeye Institute is pleased to roll out our newly redesigned Ohio Jobs Tracker (formerly known as our Ohio by the Numbers report) along with today’s release of January state jobs numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This monthly labor …

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Incentivizing charity care can play big role in expanding healthcare access for underserved

Health care is expensive. The demand for treatment exceeds the number of doctors and nurses providing care.  By helping to increase the supply of health care providers, particularly in areas that are currently underserved, policymakers can expand access to citizens …

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