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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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“Where There is Despair, May We Bring Hope”: A Eulogy for the Iron Lady

“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” –Margaret Thatcher upon election as Prime Minister, …

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Nuclear War, Twinkies and Unions

Nuclear Armageddon?  No problem.  Twinkies, as the old joke used to go, could survive it (along with cockroaches).  Sadly, it appears these seemingly robust treats that appeal to the sweet tooth in us all look to be nearing their final …

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