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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.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute joined a coalition of more than 60 organizations calling on President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect taxpayers and their First Amendment rights to confidentially give to charitable organizations without the fear of intimidation (Read the letter here).
Columbus, OH – In this new research, The Ohio Model for Bail Reform: Retaining Local Flexibility and Saving Money, Daniel J. Dew, and analysts with Buckeye’s Economic Research Center, looked at Summit County, which uses a verified risk-assessment tool to inform pretrial detention decisions. They found that Ohio could see an annual cost savings of $67,136,121 if it reforms its cash bail system and gives judges greater flexibility to use proven, evidence-based, risk-assessment tools to assess the risk an individual poses to the community rather than relying on cash bail.
Columbus, OH – Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute and vice president of policy issued the following statement on the submission of the Medicaid work and community engagement waiver by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.