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James B. Woodward, Ph.D.

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Should Make Medical License Reciprocity Permanent

James B. Woodward, Ph.D. May 18, 2020

In a new policy memo, Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: Medical License Reciprocity Should be Permanent, The Buckeye Institute calls on Ohio to make permanent policies that recognize out-of-state medical licenses for doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. “By making these new rules permanent, Ohio will be able to attract more highly trained care providers, which will benefit patients across the state.”

Let’s keep removing barriers to health care

James B. Woodward, Ph.D. May 08, 2020

In The Columbus Dispatch, Buckeye’s James Woodward, Ph.D., outlines how Ohio can expand access to health care—particularly in rural Ohio— by permanently expanding access to telehealth, reducing employment barriers for advanced practice registered nurses, allowing pharmacists to provide the medical care they are trained to provide and recognizing out-of-state licenses for medical professionals.

The Buckeye Institute Outlines Policy Solutions to Fight the Impact of COVID-19 in Ohio

Rea S. Hederman Jr., Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Lukas Spitzwieser, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. March 23, 2020

A new policy brief, Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: How Ohio Can Fight the Impact of Coronavirus, released Monday by The Buckeye Institute, outlines immediate actions Ohio policymakers can take to ensure Ohio is ready to fight and recover from the pandemic. The recommendations focus on policies to boost Ohio’s health care system and support Ohio’s workers, small businesses, and the economy.

New Buckeye Institute Research Outlines Policy Changes that Could Grow Iowa’s Economy by $610 Million

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Rea S. Hederman Jr., and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. December 19, 2019

A new report, A Better Path Forward for Iowa Tax Reform, released Monday by The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, found that if Iowa policymakers implemented additional tax reforms the state could experience an additional $610 million in economic growth and taxpayers could save nearly $1,250 annually. The research was conducted in partnership with Tax Education Foundation Iowa, which conducts pro-taxpayer education and research and informs Iowans about the impacts of taxes and spending, and the principles of limited government.

As Lawmakers Review Ohio’s Occupational Licenses, The Buckeye Institute Identifies 30 Licenses Ohio Can Eliminate or Reform

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Greg R. Lawson, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. December 05, 2019

As the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee prepares to issue its first review of Ohio occupational licenses, The Buckeye Institute issued its newest policy brief, Opening Doors: Occupational Licensing Reform in Ohio After Senate Bill 255, where it identified 30 licenses that the state can eliminate or where training hours can be reduced, saving Ohioans hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and countless hours in training. 

New Buckeye Institute Research Finds Electric Car Subsidies in Arizona Benefit Wealthier Citizens at the Expense of Lower-Income Families

Rea S. Hederman Jr., Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Tyler Shankel, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. June 05, 2019

The Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute, in partnership with the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, released new research that found, in an effort to encourage the purchase of electric cars, low- and middle-income Arizonans are subsidizing wealthier Arizonans who can afford new and more expensive electric cars. The report, It Ain’t Easy Being Green: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Electric Vehicles in Arizona, revealed that while policymakers may have good intentions in considering additional subsidies for electric car owners, the subsidies lead to bad outcomes for many Arizonans.

New Buckeye Institute Research Finds Returning $658 Million Surplus to Taxpayers Would Lead to 6,600 New Jobs Annually

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. May 20, 2019

As the Ohio Senate continues its work on Ohio’s 2020-2021 biennial budget, The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center released a new policy brief, How to Grow Ohio’s Economy: Return the Budget Surplus to Taxpayers, which found that returning $658 million to taxpayers—through permanent lower taxes— would lead to 6,600 more jobs annually.

New Buckeye Institute Research Finds Alaska’s Proposed Tax Increases Would Lead to Fewer Jobs and Not Close the Budget Gap

Rea S. Hederman Jr., Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Tyler Shankel, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. April 18, 2019

A new report, Unsustainable Spending: The State of Alaska’s Budget and Economy, released today by The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, found that raising taxes would not raise the revenue needed to address Alaska’s $1.6 billion budget shortfall, and would lead to fewer jobs for Alaskans. The research was conducted in conjunction with the Alaska Policy Forum, a non-profit think tank that promotes policies that grow freedom for all Alaskans.

New Buckeye Institute Research Finds Returning Surplus to Taxpayers Would Lead to 2,100 New Jobs Annually

Rea S. Hederman Jr., Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Tyler Shankel, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. February 21, 2019

As Ohio policymakers turn their focus to the state’s 2020-2021 biennial budget, The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center released its newest report, Sustaining Economic Growth: Tax and Budget Principles for Ohio, which found that returning $210 million in surplus to taxpayers—through permanent lower taxes—would lead to 2,100 more jobs annually while encouraging more economic activity and business investment.

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