Category Archives: Economy

White House chief economist supports reduced licensing

By Alan J. Beam The Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors testified February 2 on occupational licensing before a United States Senate Subcommittee.  The White House’s chief economist Jason Furman noted, “The share of the U.S. workforce covered …

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New Analysis: Ohio job growth in November

By Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Joe Nichols Ohio’s jobs report was generally favorable in November. Total employment increased by 9,900 during the month. Private businesses added 7,000 jobs, and governments added another 2,900. High oil and gas production in …

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New report: Ohio scores poorly on economic freedom

  Ohio ranks 40th among the 50 states in economic freedom, held back by high government spending on public employee pensions, workers’ compensation and social programs, according to a new report released today by The Buckeye Institute and the Fraser …

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The Buckeye Institute’s Bill Batchelder testifies before U.S. Senate

Former Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, now a fellow at The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, testifies to Congress today about the advantages of legislatures budgeting for two years at a time rather than just one. Ohio has done biennial …

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Shale Boom Provides Great Opportunity for Ohio Families — If Taxes Kept Low

“I can honestly say that if it weren’t for the oil and natural gas industry, I wouldn’t be here…My concern is…How many families would miss out on these opportunities if people opposed to fracking are able to stifle an industry …

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Ohioans Deserve Transparency and Accountability in Obama’s Energy Regulations

Obamacare for electricity—that effectively sums up the Obama administration’s new carbon dioxide regulation called the Clean Power Plan. Just as Obamacare forced states to set up their own health insurance exchanges or use a federal exchange, the carbon rule forces …

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Labor Reforms for Labor Day

Labor Reforms for Labor Day September 7th is Labor Day, a holiday commemorating the American worker’s contribution to American prosperity and growth.  Unfortunately, Ohio workers today face limited opportunity and freedom. The Buckeye Institute is committed to labor reforms that …

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