Category Archives: Taxes

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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States With No Income Tax Booming Economically While Ohio Plays Catch-Up

Taxes are as inevitable as death.  Yet, in nine states (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming), residents are not paying a dime in income taxes on their wages.  And, contrary to the howls of …

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Talking Tax Cuts on the Eve of the Mid-Biennial Review

Our Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst, Greg R. Lawson, was on the State of Ohio with Karen Kasler this past Friday along with Jon Honeck from the Center for Community Solutions.  They discussed the upcoming Mid-Biennial review bill to be …

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