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Ohio should be able to make its own decision

Greg R. Lawson January 19, 2018

On Cleveland.com, Buckeye’s Greg R. Lawson writes, “This market system gives renewable energy companies an incentive to innovate, compete, and create sustainable jobs. Government mandates just give renewable energy companies an incentive to lobby government officials. Mandates in effect subsidize special interests at the expense of all Ohioans.”

Celebrating National School Choice Week!

Greg R. Lawson January 18, 2018

Hard to believe but 2018 is already here and it is time to once again celebrate Ohio’s students! Next week will be the eighth National School Choice Week. It is the largest celebration of the many opportunities and choices that are now available for students, and their families, to find an education that works best for them – not the education bureaucracy.

Work requirements in Medicaid reform will work

Rea S. Hederman Jr. January 12, 2018

When President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law, many critics warned of impending calamity for welfare recipients. Individuals on welfare would be unable to comply with work requirements and would face dire poverty. These critics underestimated the ability of welfare recipients to find work and stay employed. Today, the debate is over the amount of gains welfare recipients who returned to work made, not whether or not they fell into dire poverty. Many recipients, particularly women, made large strides in the work force and increased their family income by work. It appears, this debate is going to be repeated, this time over Medicaid work requirements.

Ohio is Literally Moving in the Wrong Direction!

Greg R. Lawson January 08, 2018

According to United Van Lines 2017 National Movers Study, Ohio ranked number 7 nationally for the most out of state moves. And an Atlas report shows that for the 10th consecutive year more people are moving out of Ohio than into Ohio. Ohio is literally moving in the wrong direction!

Private sector best to close gap

Greg R. Lawson December 18, 2017

In The Columbus Dispatch, Buckeye’s Greg R. Lawson writes “Ohio should look to models that utilize the innovations of the private sector to expand broadband internet service and not rely on taxpayer dollars to build, fund and own inefficient networks.”

Ohio residents will benefit from GOP tax bill

Rea S. Hederman Jr. December 16, 2017

In the Dayton Daily News, Buckeye's Rea Hederman looks at the benefits of tax reform for Ohioans. "Even with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, Congress is finding time for some last-minute business – the most sweeping tax reform bill in a generation. The centerpiece of the legislation is corporate tax reform, but people in Ohio and Dayton will benefit from lower rates and a simpler tax code."

How Tax Reform Will Affect Ohio’s Families

Quinn Beeson November 28, 2017

Talk of tax reform has been everywhere recently, with many different opinions being voiced as both the U.S. House (passed on November 16) and Senate (still being debated) have released their own versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the past several weeks. Like many other attempts for political reform, this tax bill will see more changes and compromise before it is officially passed. With this in mind, let’s take a look at two main ways this initial proposal will impact you, your family, and your fellow Ohioans.

It's Time For Public Sector Workers To Be Given A Voice And Choice

Robert Alt November 27, 2017

Every morning, hardworking men and women in every state drink their coffee and diligently go to work on our behalf—in our neighborhoods as public school teachers, home care workers, engineers, and in agencies protecting the environment. Unfortunately, while these civic-minded professionals go to work for us, the labor unions that they must join in order to teach our children or serve our communities do not always work for them...There is a solution.

"Gotta Get Back in Time": Ohio’s Prison Population Falls to 2013 Levels

Daniel J. Dew November 21, 2017

Ohio’s prison system costs taxpayers $1.8 billion every year. By reexamining criminal justice issues, policymakers are ensuring that those dollars are spent wisely. Good policy ensures that dangerous criminals are off the streets, while those who have made mistakes and can be safely rehabilitated in the community are placed on the path to become responsible citizens. 

License to Work 2.0: Past Time to End the Permission Slip Policy on Jobs

Greg R. Lawson November 20, 2017

In all too many cases occupational licensing is little more than a mandatory permission slip that is imposed by a “Big Brother” like government and does little to ensure real public safety. Many of these burdens make it difficult for lower-income Ohioans to move up the ladder of economic success by getting a job and getting it quickly.