Category Archives: Local Government

Ohio Supreme Court calls a foul on Cleveland’s jock tax

On April 30th, former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday and former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer likely did end zone dances that would make Chad Ochocinco blush.  Their cause for celebration was the Supreme Court of Ohio’s ruling that the …

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Kentucky Counties Look to Embrace Right to Work

Kentucky, or at least several counties in Kentucky, looks to join the ranks of economic freedom lovers that respect real employee fairness by becoming Right to Work. According to the Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk in the National Review, “The momentum …

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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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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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Transparency and Fiscal Accountability Go Hand in Hand

Does $787,637 sound like a reasonable salary for the public executive in a city of 38,000 people? In 2010 a major scandal erupted when the Los Angeles Times revealed via a public records request that the Chief Administrative Officer of …

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Revenue Sharing Reform: On the Road to Ohio’s Recovery

The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions announces the release of a new report, Revenue Sharing Reform: On the Road to Ohio’s Recovery. The report shows that reductions in state spending on local government revenue sharing plans have not endangered …

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