Press Releases

Ohio's September Jobs Report: Another Tough Month for Workers

October 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The September jobs report—much like the last three months—doesn't look pretty, although there was a positive unexpected twist.

Buckeye firmly planted to stop presidential power grab

September 27, 2016

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), President Obama has shown a disrespect for the law by circumventing Congress. The Buckeye Institute is standing firm to stop such presidential power grabs.

Ohio workforce again takes a dramatic hit, August jobs report shows

September 16, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio's labor force suffered a dramatic hit in August, with 24,000 state residents no longer looking for work. Unemployment dropped slightly to 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent, but a policy analyst with Ohio's free-market think tank said that change was a result of the state's shrinking workforce.

The Buckeye Institute calls for labor policy changes to give public sector employees voting rights on union representation

September 05, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio group is calling for policymakers to require that government unions hold regular elections for their members. In a report released today, The Buckeye Institute says worker voting rights would improve unions’ responsiveness to employee needs.

Buckeye Institute secures win in legal battle over early voting

August 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in The Buckeye Institute's favor today on Ohio's early voting law. The court reversed a federal judge's decision requiring Ohio to expand its already nation-leading early voting law.

Ohio suffers biggest drop in labor force participation in 26 years, July report shows

August 19, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—More than 24,000 Ohioans stopped looking for work in July, causing the biggest drop in the state's labor force participation since 1990. The unemployment rate fell slightly, but only because there were fewer people in the state's labor force, according to a policy analyst with Ohio's free-market think tank. 

Buckeye to U.S. Supreme Court: Why are Europe's skies freer than America's skies?

July 29, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Pilots have more freedom to "Uber up in the air" in Europe than they do in America because of a 2015 order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Today, The Buckeye Institute's Legal Center urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse the FAA's backward interpretation of the law and unleash the potential of the sharing economy.

Ohio economy stalls in June, Buckeye Institute expert concerned by state government job growth

July 22, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The number of people entering Ohio's workforce fell for the first time in eight months, according to today's June jobs report. A policy analyst at The Buckeye Institute says policymakers should be concerned when the most job gains came from state government. 

The Buckeye Institute and Washington, D.C. "super lawyer" file legal briefings supporting Ohio election laws

July 12, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio's voting integrity is being threatened. And to ensure every Ohioan's vote counts, The Buckeye Institute is going to the courts with one of America's top lawyers.

The Buckeye Institute files brief defending Ohio’s early voting law in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

July 01, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Buckeye Institute’s Legal Center submitted a brief today to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit defending Ohio’s generous and nation-leading early voting law. The filing supports Secretary of State Jon Husted’s defense of Ohio’s absentee voting period.