Category Archives: Taxes

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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Federal overregulation and Ohio’s electricity market, Part II: Harming consumers and the economy

Just like Ohio’s state renewable energy mandate, federal power plant emission regulations drive up electricity costs and risk reliability by directly interfering with the state energy market. The coal plants that are being closed generally cost somewhat more to operate …

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You’re Invited to An Evening with Steve Moore and Paul Atkins

On Tuesday, May 19, The Buckeye Institute will be hosting Steve Moore from the Wall Street Journal and former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins at the Cleveland Marriott East in Beachwood, OH. Moore and Atkins will be speaking about regulations that …

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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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Putting money in your pocket: New study finds consumers benefit from shale gas boom

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research underscores the economic benefits of shale drilling and strengthens the case against Governor Kasich’s proposed severance tax increase.  Imposing such a high severance tax on shale gas drilling would curtail …

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Ohio’s Severance Tax Policy Should Look Beyond 17th Century Economics

In his 2015 State of the State Address, Governor Kasich argued that Ohio needed to increase the tax on oil and gas extraction—the severance tax—because removing oil and gas from the ground makes Ohio poorer.  Is this true?  Is Ohio …

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