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Columbus, OH – Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “Ohio is on pace to have its best job creation year since 1997, due to Governor John Kasich’s tax reforms and the 2017 federal reforms.”
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute was named the winner of Atlas Network’s inaugural North America Liberty Award on Thursday. The Buckeye Institute was singled out “for its work advancing meaningful criminal justice reform in Ohio.”
Columbus, OH – Recognizing the critical need for occupational licensing reform in Ohio, Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement after Senator Rob McColley’s (SD-1) sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 255 before the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee, writing, “It’s time to fix Ohio’s broken system and give Ohio legislators the power to rigorously review existing and new licensing laws.”
Columbus, OH – Building on an idea proposed by The Buckeye Institute in 2016, policymakers have introduced legislation to increase job opportunities for military families. Senate Bill 320 and House Bill 716 were introduced by Senators Bill Beagle (SD-5) and Peggy Lehner (SD-6), and representatives Jim Butler (HD-41) and Rick Perales (HD-73) respectively.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement upon Ohio’s Tax Expenditure Review Committee passing its report by a vote of 4-2, writing, “The Buckeye Institute appreciates the efforts of the Tax Expenditure Review Committee to examine Ohio’s tax expenditures. However, we hope that as this process continues there are further opportunities for a more detailed and rigorous examination of tax expenditures and special interest loopholes."
The Buckeye Institute’s Third Case to End Forced Union Exclusive Representation Heard in Maine Federal District Court Today
Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute’s president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement after today’s hearing in Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine, et al. The Buckeye Institute is representing Jonathan Reisman in his case to end forced exclusive representation.
The Buckeye Institute’s Rea Hederman: Changes to 1332 Waivers Step in the Right Direction, Replaces Onerous Burdens
Columbus, OH – Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding new guidance on Section 1332 waivers in the Affordable Care Act.
Columbus, OH – Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “With slower job growth and a stagnant unemployment rate, Ohio’s labor market still seems to be falling behind the nation in September.”
The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Rein in the Unelected Administrative State
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in State National Bank of Big Spring v. Mnuchin urging the Supreme Court of the United States to rein in the power of the unelected administrative state. In its brief, Buckeye argues that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers and allows unelected government officials to usurp the power of the states and their elected officials.
The Buckeye Institute Continues Important Work on Bail Reform, Files Comments on Proposed Criminal Rule 46
Columbus, OH – Continuing his important work on bail reform, The Buckeye Institute’s Daniel J. Dew filed public comments with the Ohio Supreme Court on proposed criminal rule 46, which would fix Ohio’s broken cash bail system. The comments follow on Dew’s report, “Money Bail”: Making Ohio a More Dangerous Place to Live, and his research that found reforms to Ohio’s cash bail system could save an estimated $67 million in jail costs to communities across the state.