Author Archives: Matt Mayer

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Makes the Case for Right to Work Laws

In his weekly column, Columbus Dispatch reporter/columnist Joe Hallett writes that States need to stop poaching jobs from one another. The piece is a classic Hallett column that is long on problem citing/lamenting and short on problem solving. Hallett’s column …

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Dispatch Editorials Make Strong Case for Fixing Ohio

Over the last few days, the Columbus Dispatch editorial team has written some of the strongest pieces on how best to fix Ohio. On Friday, April 29, the Dispatch pointed out the reality that reforming government compensation packages is a …

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Liberal Progressives Not Financially Dependent on Labor Unions Also Seek Government Compensation Cuts

As is often the case, financial dependents of Big Labor on the Left try to position the fight over government compensation cuts as an ideological Republican versus Democrat or conservative versus liberal progressive fight. We’ve never seen it that way; rather, we’ve always …

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The Level of Discourse from the Taxpayer Funded Ivory Tower

Our sister organization up in Michigan, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, is on the receiving end of some high-level discourse from Walter A. Davis, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. Davis is apparently retired, but stays active by sending …

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A Word from Ohio’s Oppressed Professors

In an email to its members, the American Associate of University Professors wrote: “While the exact wording varies from state to state, the intent of the bills is the same; they all seek to deny public employees, including many faculty, the right …

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Casinos in Ohio: Promises Begin to Fade As Art Schlichter Highlights Dark Side of Gambling

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the promised revenue from casinos will be far less than originally promised as the number of seats at the four casinos has been reduced from almost 19,000 to just over 11,000. The expected revenue for Ohio …

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Amen, Dispatch!

It struck me as horribly unseemly that a government worker could defraud the system by falsifying pay records when he was actually not working and then retire to avoid punishment. Given his years of service (how many of those years …

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