Category Archives: Regulation

New U.S. EPA Rules Will Crush Ohio Recovery

The U.S. EPA recently proposed two crushing sets of regulations—the Clean Power Plan aims to reduce CO2 emissions, while the other is a plan for ozone reduction. There are four major issues with these plans that should concern all Ohioans: …

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Yes, Minimum Wage Hikes Cost Jobs

As the slow economic recovery continues, there are renewed calls to raise the minimum wage.  While the goal may be to raise the income of certain workers, the consequence is to price some workers out of the labor market and …

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Buckeye Institute Urges General Assembly to Let the Market Decide on “Green Energy”

The Ohio House of Representatives was poised to pass Senate Bill 310 this week—a piece of legislation that would implement a two-year freeze on the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolio standards.  The bill would also create a special …

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I, Pencil: the Movie

The Buckeye Institute believes in free markets.  We know that there is simply no way in which a centralized authority can ever make wiser decisions on the allocation of scarce resources than the decentralized decision making of those on the …

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Ohio Can Help US Redraw World Energy Map IF Regs Don’t Stand in the Way

The US stands on the cusp of potentially changing the world’s energy map according to the International Energy Agency, and within the US Ohio should become a leader.  This is largely due to the shale gas boom that everyone is …

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November Surprise: EPA to Take a Big Whack at Coal After the Election?

This post over at the Washington Examiner should send shivers down the spines of those worried about jobs in the Buckeye State.  With coal powering well over 80 percent of Ohio, both homes and businesses, anything that drives coal down …

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A Slow Slog to Recovery: What the Latest Job Numbers Mean

This is a guest blog post from Rea Hederman, Assistant Director, Center for Data Analysis and Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The October report reveals that the labor market has continued its slow slog to recovery.  The payroll survey, which …

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