Category Archives: Taxes

Keeping our Talents in Ohio

Four years after Lebron James famously “took his talents to South Beach”, he decided to bring them back to Ohio. In his essay announcing his decision, he said “Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it …

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Number of New School Operating Levies Lower than Past Highs

Some big government advocates claim that reductions in state education funds have caused an increase in the number of local levies for new school operational funds over the past four years. Janetta King, president of left-leaning Innovation Ohio, has argued …

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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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Local Governments Recovering Despite Supposedly Brutal Cuts

The cost of local government is a critical issue for Ohio’s future economic growth.  As The Buckeye Institute described in our 2011 Joining Forces report, Ohio has the seventh highest number of municipalities (938) and townships (1,308) in the nation …

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Compare Apples to Apples When it Comes to Property Levies

With the dust now settled from May Elections, it is worth pausing to review how property tax levies work in Ohio. All too often, well meaning people are confused by the dizzying array of different property tax levies that can …

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Does Supporting the Zoo Require Increased Funding and Reduced Accountability?

A new Buckeye Institute report analyzing the proposed continuing zoo levy raises three serious questions for Franklin County voters to consider before heading to the polls on May 6: 1) Whether a continuing (often referred to as permanent) levy is …

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Open Ohio for Business: Reform the Municipal Income Tax Now

The Buckeye Institute’s recent Columbus Dispatch op-ed by our Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst, Greg R. Lawson, asks of Ohio policymakers: “is a state really open for business when its local governments require some businesses to file not one, not …

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