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The Buckeye Institute creates “Ohio Jobs Tracker,” a new look at employment

The Buckeye Institute is pleased to roll out our newly redesigned Ohio Jobs Tracker (formerly known as our Ohio by the Numbers report) along with today’s release of January state jobs numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This monthly labor …

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Minimum wage hike to $12 an hour would trim Ohio job growth by nearly 200,000

The Buckeye Institute calculates effect in new analysis Ohio policymakers should prioritize job growth as the best way to provide Ohioans with the opportunity to achieve prosperity.  After all, the best program for reducing poverty is not a government program, …

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Goodbye, Ohio. A talented massage therapist forced to leave state because of crazy licensing rules

  Excessive licensing requirements are forcing talented Ohioans to leave for other states to achieve career success. The Buckeye State needs to reform its burdensome and bureaucratic occupational licensing rules so the young and ambitious can prosper here. Read this …

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Profile: Daniel J. Dew, the new criminal justice fellow at The Buckeye Institute

As a young man of dubious athletic skill, Daniel J. Dew started at quarterback for James A. Garfield High School in Garrettsville, Ohio. He mostly handed off. Daniel led the “G-Men” (actual team name) to victory over the Rootstown Rovers. …

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Buckeye joins legal brief challenging Clear Power Plan in federal appeals court

The Buckeye Institute joined West Virginia and other states in filing two important legal briefs Friday challenging the Clean Power Plan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A 198-page filing challenged the federal government …

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Residency quotas on public works projects: “Rolling the dice with public health and safety.”

Don Mader, executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio, retires in June after 34 years with his respected Ohio trade association. Before stepping down, Don gave an exceptionally eloquent explanation of the harm caused by local …

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Why a new cleveland.com property tax analysis is important for Ohio

Rich Exner, data analysis editor at cleveland.com, has an outstanding analysis today of how property tax rates differ around Ohio. His story has a searchable database for all municipalities and school districts in seven northern Ohio counties, plus a map …

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