Tag Archives: Ohio

A Slow Slog to Recovery: What the Latest Job Numbers Mean

This is a guest blog post from Rea Hederman, Assistant Director, Center for Data Analysis and Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The October report reveals that the labor market has continued its slow slog to recovery.  The payroll survey, which …

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Battleground Ohio: Voter ID Laws and the 2012 Election

The Buckeye Institute’s President, Robert Alt, is a regular contributor to the very popular Corner blog over at the National Review.  Given the importance of Ohio in the 2012 Presidential Election, Robert has been asked to contribute to a special …

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The Myth of State Education Cuts

There are few public policy myths as egregious as the one that says that funding for K-12 education has been ruthlessly cut by greedy Columbus politicians. The below chart was created using numbers from the Legislative Service Commission (LSC), the state’s …

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Increasing Four-Year Graduation Rates at Ohio’s Public Universities

College affordability has been in the news a lot recently, and for good reason.  Students are taking on tens if not hundreds of thousands in student loan debt, parents are raiding retirement savings to pay tuition bills, and taxpayers are …

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Making Sense of the Labor Force Participation Rate

There are countless statistics and measures used to analyze the state of the economy.  One measure that has grown in popularity recently is the labor force participation rate (LFPR). The LFPR is the percentage of “working age persons” (between ages …

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When Government Gets Involved in Higher Ed, Costs Increase

The rising cost of a college education has been in the news a lot recently, and deservedly so. Controlling higher education costs is essential to ensuring that young people can attain the necessary skills needed to compete in a global …

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Attracting Quality Workers and Reforming Public Pensions

A common argument made against substantive public pension reform is that state and local governments will be unable to attract qualified workers without generous retirement plans.  While it’s true that any potential employer must offer competitive benefits in order to …

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