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Check Out Ohio’s Checkbook

As previously mentioned, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new Ohio Checkbook is a wonderful tool.  In this clip from WHIO in Dayton, Treasurer Mandel and our own Statehouse Liaison, Greg R. Lawson, discuss the benefits of transparency for Ohio taxpayers!

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Sunlight and Major Kudos to OH Treasurer Josh Mandel

We have big news to share, if you haven’t already seen your Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal or any of the more than 30 other Ohio newspapers that ran the story yesterday. The Buckeye Institute’s public salary …

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come — Testifying on Criminal Intent

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come,” wrote Victor Hugo, in History of A Crime – published in 1877. We could not agree more. Buckeye’s President, Robert Alt, has been a longtime leader in defending Americans from becoming …

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Labor Force Nearly Repeats Last Month’s Record Gain, Private Sector Added 8,400 Jobs

The latest Ohio by the Numbers report (now available on The Buckeye Institute’s website) shows that Ohio’s economy gained 1,000 non-farm jobs during October.  The addition of 8,400 private sector jobs more than offset the loss of 7,400 jobs in the government sector. Ohio’s unemployment …

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Lame Duck Legislation, Not Necessarily Fishy or Fowl

Columbus is currently abuzz with the “lame duck.”  By all accounts, the origin of the phrase “lame duck” is 18th century London.  It referred to, quite literally, a duck who could not keep up with the rest of the ducks in …

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More Must be Done for Real Municipal Income Tax Reform

Forty of the fifty states have NO municipal income tax. Not only is Ohio saddled with a municipal income tax, but ours is among the “most complicated, absurd, and punitive” local tax system in the nation, according to numerous experts. As Ohio’s …

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Medicaid Expansion: More Spending Will Lead to More Taxes

Proponents of Medicaid expansion, including Ohio’s Governor John Kasich, have suggested recently that “[t]he opposition to [Medicaid expansion] was really either political or ideological,” and have claimed that expanding Medicaid has nothing to do with ObamaCare. As the leading opponent …

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