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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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Ohio House passes reforms to civil asset forfeiture

COLUMBUS — Yesterday Ohio’s House of Representatives passed reforms to civil asset forfeiture, which, under current law, allows government to take property from individuals who have not been charged with crimes. The Buckeye Institute, Ohio’s free-market think tank, applauded the …

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Buckeye Institute celebrates legislative win for cosmetologists

COLUMBUS — Cosmetologists aspiring to become store managers will have a clearer career path in Ohio, should a newly approved piece of legislation be signed into law by Gov. Kasich. Ohio’s free-market think tank, The Buckeye Institute, applauded the General …

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Ohio Jobs Tracker: What caused Ohio’s increase in labor force participation?

Something strange is happening in Ohio. In recent years, the Ohio economy has been mediocre to dead-last when it comes to most economic metrics. But lately, the Buckeye State has led the country in one of the most important economic …

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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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