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The time for local governments to skinny up is now

The next biennial budget in Ohio has a billion-dollar hole in it thanks to the federal prohibition on a complex Medicaid financing scheme previously, and unwisely, embraced by Ohio. Local policymakers are also facing a fiscal challenge in light of …

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Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion: How to Win When We Lose

$1.136 billion: That’s the budget gap that Ohio policymakers must face in the upcoming state budget cycle. This fiscal train wreck is no surprise—in fact, The Buckeye Institute warned policymakers in 2013 that such deficits were bound to happen. Soon, …

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The Buckeye Institute files brief defending Ohio’s early voting law in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

COLUMBUS — The Buckeye Institute’s Legal Center submitted a brief today to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit defending Ohio’s generous and nation-leading early voting law. The filing supports Secretary of State Jon Husted’s defense of Ohio’s …

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Government transparency grows in Ohio with online state budget

The Kasich Administration recently joined Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, and the Ohio Checkbook, at the forefront of public transparency. The Office of Budget and Management (OBM), which is responsible for creating and monitoring how Ohio spends billions of taxpayer dollars, …

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Latest jobs report shows Ohio is a national leader

COLUMBUS — Increases in Ohio’s employment and labor force participation rates last month make the state a national leader, according to a policy analyst at The Buckeye Institute. The state’s latest jobs report showed Ohio’s unemployment rate fell for the …

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Prescribing state health care solutions for 2017

Health care has again made news with many states reporting large increases in proposed health insurance premiums. Some insurance companies like United Health have announced they are pulling out of certain insurance markets due to large financial losses. These issues …

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Buckeye Institute announces appointment of Orphe Divounguy as economist and Jeff Reed as communications director

COLUMBUS — Two new staff members have joined The Buckeye Institute, the Ohio-based free-market think tank announced today. Orphe Divounguy (OR-fee DEE-voon-GEE) has been named Economist in The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, and Jeff Reed will serve as the …

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