Greg R. Lawson
Guaranteeing high quality health care at a cost that does not break the piggy bank is one of the great challenges confronting policymakers today. Everyone wants access to the best possible health care at the best possible prices. Obamacare was supposed to help. It did not. Now, an even more harmful idea is making the rounds among many politicians, Medicare for All.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Committee on Senate Bill 293, saying, “Ohio desperately needs regulatory reform that eliminates unnecessary regulations that strangle private industry and enterprise as part of the state’s broader reform efforts to boost economic growth.”
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson submitted written testimony to the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee on House Bill 571, writing, “As tempting as House Bill 571 may be for some revenue collectors, Ohio must be careful not to allow or encourage local governments to impose harmful new—and in this case, illegal—taxes apart from a more balanced and comprehensive tax reform effort.”
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on House Bill 114. In setting the context for his testimony, Lawson told policymakers that The Buckeye Institute “support[s] renewable energy and encourage[s] the growth of the renewable energy industry in Ohio. But we do not support government-imposed energy mandates of any kind.”
The Buckeye Institute: Emergency Workers Who Help Ohio in Times of Disaster Should be Thanked Not Burdened with Red Tape
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee on House Bill 133, where he outlined the onerous nature of Ohio’s “byzantine local tax policies and its arcane occupational licensing regime” and questioned why Ohio would extend “its failed policies to men and women from other states who have come to help restore our power, our water, and rebuild our infrastructure in the days after a disaster.”
Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their family, and few things have a greater impact on that than a growing economy. However, too often, Ohio creates permission-slip policies that make it harder—and sometimes impossible—for Ohioans to pursue their careers and put food on the table for their families. Such policies must end.