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Ohio Takes the Right Stance On Clean Power Plan

The Obama administration is offering states a bait-and-switch with its “Clean Power Plan” for power plant carbon dioxide emissions. Fortunately, the Kasich administration appears to be refusing the bait and fighting back against this federal power grab. The Buckeye Institute …

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Nearly 11,000 New Local Government Jobs Undermine Doomy Predictions

You wouldn’t know it by reading headlines like “Starving Cities,” but local government employment is actually on an upswing in Ohio.   In fact, according to the latest job numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio …

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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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Federal overregulation and Ohio’s electricity market, Part I: High cost, low benefit

Government overregulation recently caused American Electric Power (AEP) to shut down several coal plants—including one of Ohio’s largest generators—in May. Even more power plant retirements are looming due to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) imminent “Clean Power Plan” for carbon …

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2015 Piglet Book Proposes $2.6 Billion in Savings

With the Senate budget looming on the horizon, it is time to consider how to make Ohio fiscally responsible. In that spirit, The Buckeye Institute released its 2015 Ohio Piglet Book, detailing close to $2.6 billion in wasteful and excessive …

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December 2, 2013 Event; Political Speech and the IRS: Protecting the First Amendment

Join us Monday, December 2, 2013 as  The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions presents “Political Speech and the IRS: Protecting the First Amendment” featuring Cleta Mitchell Partner, Foley & Lardner  Click here to read the Wall Street Journal’s profile of …

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New Buckeye Institute Report Finds that Controlling Board Lacks Lawful Authority to Approve Funds for Medicaid Expansion

A new report by The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions finds that the Controlling Board lacks the lawful authority to approve Governor Kasich’s request to appropriate federal funds for Medicaid expansion, and that any appropriation would undoubtedly give rise …

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