Press Releases

The Buckeye Institute's Fight For Ohio's Military Spouses and Families Joined By Legislators

February 22, 2017

COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Tuesday, Representatives Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) introduced legislation in Ohio's House based on The Buckeye Institute's idea to make it easier for the spouses of military personnel stationed in Ohio to receive an occupational license in their chosen profession.

The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center Releases New Model of Wyoming's Economy--Demonstrates Impact of Various Policy Changes

February 09, 2017

Columbus, OH--On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center (ERC) released two timely reports on Wyoming's fiscal and economic problems as demonstrated by a sophisticated new dynamic model it created of Wyoming's economy.

The Buckeye Institute Releases Initial Assessment of Kasich’s Biennial Budget Proposals

February 07, 2017

The Buckeye Institute’s policy analysts, economists, and researchers have reviewed the series of budget documents and factsheets from the Kasich Administration that describe his proposed budget and the major policies advanced within it.

Buckeye President Comments on Gorsuch Nomination

January 31, 2017

Commenting on the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute's President Robert Alt said the following:


Reforming Ohio's Prisons and Saving Taxpayer Dollars

January 27, 2017

COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Friday, The Buckeye Institute released a new policy brief outlining an innovative policy solution to reform Ohio's outdated and overpopulated prison system.

Have you heard the one about the Buckeye lawyers who fought city hall?*

January 10, 2017

*Don't take city hall literally in this case. Your Buckeye Institute is actually taking on the entire federal government. And, unfortunately, this isn't a punch line to a bad lawyer joke either!

More Legislation Based on Buckeye Policy Ideas Signed into Law Yesterday

January 05, 2017

COLUMBUS, OHIO--Late Wednesday afternoon, Governor John Kasich signed legislation to allow medical professionals to receive continuing education credits for donating their time to provide charity medical care for low income and rural Ohioans who otherwise would not have access to quality healthcare services.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms Become Law in Ohio

January 04, 2017

Earlier today, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law sweeping reforms to Ohio's civil asset forfeiture process. This reform is most definitely an idea whose time had come. Civil asset forfeiture laws--believe it or not--had previously allowed the government to take private property without convicting or even charging the property owner of a crime. Yes, you read that right.

Governor Kasich Thwarts Legislature's Commonsense Reform to Energy Mandates

December 27, 2016

COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Tuesday, Governor Kasich vetoed a bill that would have implemented modest and positive reforms to state energy mandates for renewable energy and energy efficiency.  As The Buckeye Institute's research and reports have shown time and again, these mandates raise energy costs for everyone, and hurt families that are already struggling to pay the bills.

The Buckeye Institute Releases Economic Freedom of North America 2016

December 16, 2016

COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Friday, The Buckeye Institute and co-publisher the Fraser Institute released an economic freedom ranking of every state and province in North America.  According to the new report, Ohio ranks 38th among the 50 United States in economic freedom.