Last week, the Ohio House voted to eliminate Ohio’s Renewable Energy mandate. This is the right policy for Ohio.
The Buckeye Institute has long questioned Ohio’s prevailing wage law and suggested numerous ways the law could be improved. Simply put, prevailing wage mandates that government pay above market rates for labor on public construction projects. This means less construction in many communities, and fewer jobs.
The Economic Research Center recently released a policy report which revealed that Ohio’s RPS will slow economic growth and job creation. Not surprisingly, RPS advocates and special interests lobbyists challenged the Center's findings—albeit by ignoring the evidence and misrepresenting the report. We address several of those challenges and misrepresentations here.
Justice Reinvestment may finally be coming to Ohio. On February 22, 2017, Senators John Eklund (R-Munson Township) and Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced policies that take a huge step towards fulfilling the promises of Ohio’s 2011 Justice Reinvestment Act known as House Bill 86.