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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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A solid year for jobs in Ohio in 2015, except for energy industry struggles

By Rea S. Hederman, Jr., and Joe Nichols Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7% in December from 4.5% in November, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because labor force participation rate also increased during the month. How do …

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A not-so exclusive club: State employees earning $100,000+ a year

The number of state government employees earning $100,000 or more increased by 7.5% to 2,226 in 2014, according to an analysis of data on OhioCheckbook.com, the state treasurer’s web site. (Ohio State University does not yet supply salary data, so …

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The Buckeye Institute’s president speaks at U.S. Supreme Court on Friedrichs case

Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye, spoke on the U.S. Supreme Court steps today following oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could end the practice of forcing non-union members to pay …

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The Buckeye Institute testifies for asset forfeiture reform

Sometimes standing up for liberty is a lonely task. The Buckeye Institute’s Statehouse Liaison Greg Lawson testified before the Ohio House Judiciary Committee today on why the state’s civil asset forfeiture law needs to be reformed. This is the Judiciary …

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The Buckeye Institute’s Bill Batchelder testifies before U.S. Senate

Former Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, now a fellow at The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, testifies to Congress today about the advantages of legislatures budgeting for two years at a time rather than just one. Ohio has done biennial …

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