Tag Archives: Spending

Medicaid Expansion Relies on Uncertain Funding

Ohio stands to lose up to $1.3 billion in expected revenue by 2022 after a likely rule change by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would close a Medicaid funding loophole. Buckeye Institute President Robert Alt cautioned …

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Containing State Spending is Key for Tax Reform

Governor Kasich’s proposed budget for FY 2016-2017 contains some positive features, but overall it continues the trend of unchecked growth in state spending. The Governor’s proposal expends an additional $912 million of the state-funded portion of the General Revenue Fund. …

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Sunlight and Major Kudos to OH Treasurer Josh Mandel

We have big news to share, if you haven’t already seen your Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal or any of the more than 30 other Ohio newspapers that ran the story yesterday. The Buckeye Institute’s public salary …

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Transparency is Key to Reform

The Buckeye Institute has been a leader in offering transparency to Ohio’s taxpayers when it comes to disclosing state employee, teacher, higher education, and some local government salaries.  While we are sometimes criticized for this, we feel strongly that it …

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Focus on fiscal discipline and reform, not a return to spending 

The Ohio Senate made a good move last week.  It removed a provision from one of Gov. Kasich’s “Mid-Biennium Review” bills, House Bill 487, that had been inserted by the Ohio House. That provision would have forced the General Assembly …

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Big Government Spending Does Not Equal Economic Growth

Just as Ohio’s economy shows signs of life the chorus has begun: spend, spend, spend!  New tax revenue?  Spend it.  Surplus revenue at the end of the fiscal year?  Spend it.  The calls for increased spending cover a host of …

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State Auditor Finds $6 Million in Savings for ODOT

State Auditor Dave Yost should get a solid round of applause for the latest report issued by the office.   According to the Associated Press, the Auditor found $6 million in potential savings for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). …

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