Category Archives: Economy

Buckeye Institute Talks Current Tax Reforms and Need for More

Our Greg R. Lawson was on the past episode of the State of Ohio with host Karen Kasler and guest Dale Butland from Innovation Ohio discussing recent Ohio tax reforms.   The full video is below.

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Unemployment Rate at its Lowest in Seven Years, But Labor Force Sees Large Declines

The May 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report continues to show private sector job gains as well as a continuing drop in the unemployment rate.  Ohio’s unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is the lowest since April of 2007, before the beginning …

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Buckeye Institute Talks “Green Energy” Freeze on State of Ohio

Our Greg R. Lawson was on the past episode of the State of Ohio with host Karen Kasler and guest Dale Butland from Innovation Ohio discussing multiple issues.   Discussions on tax policy air this Friday, but last week, Lawson …

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Private Sector Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Rate Drops Below National Average, Labor Force Continues Slide- Ohio by the Numbers, April 2014

The April 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report continues to paint a mixed picture for Ohio’s economy.  On the positive side, Ohio’s private sector gained jobs and the unemployment rate sharply declined.  Ohio added 8,000 private sector jobs (and 4,600 …

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BLS Revisions Improve Ohio’s Private Sector Job Creation Ranking

The February 2014 Ohio By the Numbers report (now available on The Buckeye Institute website) is the to incorporate the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) new annual benchmarks.  Using the new benchmarks that showed higher job creation numbers since 2010 than initially reported, Ohio’s …

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Talking Tax Cuts on the Eve of the Mid-Biennial Review

Our Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst, Greg R. Lawson, was on the State of Ohio with Karen Kasler this past Friday along with Jon Honeck from the Center for Community Solutions.  They discussed the upcoming Mid-Biennial review bill to be …

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Stop Being Obsessed With “Income Inequality” and Get Obsessed With Creating Jobs

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the issue of income inequality.  In a Gallup poll released on February 17, 23% of Americans listed “Unemployment/Jobs” as the number one problem facing the country.  Despite insistence by the Obama …

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