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Calling All Young People Who Love Liberty & Free Markets

Joe Nichols February 07, 2019

“Imagine a fundraising career where you can build philanthropic partnerships that enable greater personal freedom and opportunity for all Americans.” Do you know a young person who loves liberty and free markets? Are they interested in working to advance those ideals by working for a dynamic and impactful state think tank? If you do, there is a great opportunity you can share with them.

Celebrate the Ninth Annual National School Choice Week!

Greg R. Lawson January 18, 2019

Another year has come and gone and it is time to celebrate National School Choice Week again! This is a week when we celebrate and raise awareness about helping parents find the best education setting that is right for their children based upon their own unique, individual needs.

Time to Put Out the Welcome Mat for Military Families and Reform Occupational Licensing Requirements

Tyler Shankel January 10, 2019

Not many people understand the sacrifices military families make for our country. Not only do our service men and women put their lives at risk to protect us, but their families are asked to make sacrifices too—including packing up their entire life and moving when a spouse is transferred to another state. And when military families are transferred to Ohio, they should be greeted with a welcome mat, not burdened with bureaucracy and government red tape.

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Help the Poor

Doug Badger January 08, 2019

Doug Badger, a senior fellow at the Galen Institute and a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, looks at The Buckeye Institute’s research Healthy and Working: Benefits of Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients, and how work requirements can help the poor.

Keep options open

Greg R. Lawson December 14, 2018

In the Akron Beacon Journal, Greg Lawson responds to an editorial on debt settlement companies, writing that the editorial “wrongly argues that state legislators need to protect Ohioans from debt settlement companies. Such government paternalism may be well-intended, but all too often creates unintended consequences that end up hurting the very people it tries to help.”

Data proves that Medicaid needs work requirements

Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. December 04, 2018

Following the release of their new report, Healthy and Working: Benefits of Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients, that found work requirements could increase the lifetime earnings of Medicaid recipients, Buckeye’s Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Andrew J. Kidd write in The Hill, “Lost in the current debate over imposing ‘work requirements’ for Medicaid eligibility has been how such requirements might actually benefit recipients and what ‘work-free Medicaid’ actually costs them. It is time for states to reassess those true costs and benefits.”

The Otherwise Minded

Robert Alt November 22, 2018

On this Thanksgiving Day, The Buckeye Institute’s Robert Alt writes of his gratitude to the “otherwise minded”—20th century’s freedom fighters who fought for freedom of speech, freedom of association, for property rights, and for freedom of religion. Alt writes, “These brave and dignified heroes established a line across which they would not bear government intrusion, and they honored that boundary with their lives.”

Daniel Dew Talks to CATO’s Caleb O. Brown about Bail Reform and Public Safety

Daniel J. Dew November 21, 2018

Criminal defendants sometimes pose a risk to the public and should not be released, but that risk often doesn’t correlate with bail that a judge might set. Daniel Dew of The Buckeye Institute joins CATO’s Caleb O. Brown on the Daily Podcast to discuss bail reform and criminal justice reform.

Professor: Maine law forces me to accept union misrepresentation

Jonathan Reisman November 07, 2018

In the Portland Press Herald, Professor Jonathan Reisman, Buckeye’s client and an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine at Machias who served as the grievance officer for the Machias chapter of his union, explains why he is suing his union, writing, “The union represents me without my input or consent. And Maine law not only countenances that, but also requires it. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus, I am not required to pay the union agency fees, but I am still required to subject myself to the union’s unwanted representation and to have it speak for me.”

Rescinding Obama-era guidance on ACA waivers invites states back to the reform table

Rea S. Hederman Jr. November 02, 2018

The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr. writes about welcome new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to states looking to improve their health care and health insurance systems through “state innovation waivers” under Section 1332 of the ACA. Hederman writes, “The new guidance gives states significantly more flexibility to devise creative solutions to meet the health care and insurance needs of their constituents and it builds upon new community engagement waivers that made Medicaid more flexible for states earlier this year.”