Category Archives: Regulation

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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Why Ohio and other states should win legal fight against Clean Power Plan, despite recent setback

By Joe Nichols The fight against federal carbon dioxide regulations (the “Clean Power Plan”) was dealt a blow on Thursday (January 22) when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt implementation while the Court determines the legality of …

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The Hair Salon ‘Manager’s License’ hurts taxpayers and cosmetologists

Finance Guy Luke Hanks, president of Salon Schools Group, asked Ohio legislators this week to preserve the state’s ridiculous hair salon “manager’s license” requiring 300 hours of training — a requirement from which his schools profit. Something Hanks didn’t tell …

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The Buckeye Institute testifies on eliminating unnecessary salon “manager’s license.”

“Ohio law requires a cosmetologist to have 10 times the training of EMTs. The case for licensing reform doesn’t get much clearer.” Greg Lawson, statehouse liaison at The Buckeye Institute, gave that testimony today before the Ohio Senate’s Government Oversight …

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New report: Expanding Access to Healthcare in Ohio

Three ways deregulation can make a big difference The Buckeye Institute released a report today advocating three ways to increase access to affordable healthcare in Ohio, especially in low-income and underserved areas. The Ohio Legislature could enact The Buckeye Institute’s …

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The Right to Try: Give Hope to Terminal Patients

The Right to Try: Give Hope to Terminal Patients Darcey Olsen’s recently released book Right to Try gives a powerful look at how states can defend the rights of the terminally ill. The book takes its title from the “Right …

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New report identifies 31 job licenses for Ohio to eliminate or scale back

The Buckeye Institute released a new report today advocating that licensing requirements be eliminated or sharply reduced for Ohioans in 31 occupations. Forbidden to Succeed: How Licensure Laws Hold Back Ohioans documents how job licenses burden many low- and moderate …

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