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The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief with the Ohio Supreme Court urging to the court to accept Ohio’s appeal in Bowling v. DeWine and affirm that Governor Mike DeWine has the authority to withdraw Ohio from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program, something The Buckeye Institute recommended as part of its Policy Solutions for the Pandemic series.
New Legislation Adopts Buckeye Institute Recommendations to Attract and Keep ‘Fintech’ Employers in Ohio
Senator Steve Wilson (R-7) introduced legislation that includes a number of policy recommendations made by The Buckeye Institute that will help Ohio attract and keep financial technology employers in Ohio. “The policies in Senator Wilson’s bill…will ensure that Ohio’s regulatory process allows and encourages fintech companies to develop and offer new and better services to their customers. These changes will keep Ohio competitive in the innovation race and will keep jobs in Ohio.”
In Over-Regulation of Investment Managers Can Harm Ohioans, The Buckeye Institute analyzes the impacts and consequences of the Short Sale Transparency and Market Fairness Act, which “would impose new and unnecessary regulatory burdens” on investors. “Ohioans have $50 billion invested with financial institutions that would be impacted by these proposed inefficient rules, and all of them—from retirees to charities to schools and universities—could see smaller returns on their investments if this legislation is adopted by Congress...”
The Buckeye Institute issued a statement after Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose denied the city of Cleveland’s motion to dismiss Morsy v. Dumas, allowing the case to move forward. “Today’s ruling allows The Buckeye Institute’s case to move forward and ensures that Dr. Manal Morsy will have her day in court to challenge the city of Cleveland’s unconstitutional attempt to impose an extraterritorial municipal income tax..."
The Buckeye Institute commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “Ohio remains where it was in July—with an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent and nearly 250,000 private-sector jobs below its pre-pandemic level—albeit with tens of thousands of Ohioans back in the labor force,” and urging policymakers to “implement systemic reforms to Ohio’s tax system and its regulatory scheme, and adopt innovative, pro-growth policy solutions” to make Ohio a more attractive place to live and work.
The Buckeye Institute filed its appeal with Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals in Schaad v. Alder—a case challenging the constitutionality of Cincinnati taxing the income of nonresidents who did not work within the city of Cincinnati due to the pandemic. “The Buckeye Institute is confident that the Court of Appeals will follow recent Ohio Supreme Court precedent and recognize that when it comes to taxing nonresidents like Mr. Schaad, cities can only tax work that was actually performed within their borders.”
The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in Carson v. Makin calling on the court to make clear—as it has in many other cases—that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution to deny students and their families financial aid that is available to all other students just because that family chooses to use their aid to send their child/ren to a religious or “sectarian” school. “Such restrictions violate the U.S. Constitution and cannot be allowed to stand.”
The Buckeye Institute issued a statement on Ohio’s decision to appeal the Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw approval of Ohio’s Medicaid work and community engagement requirement waiver. “if successful, [this appeal will] benefit the thousands of healthy, able-bodied individuals who will remain connected to the workforce, gain new skills and valuable work experience, and—as The Buckeye Institute’s research shows—will find better job opportunities and earn more money throughout their lives.”
The Buckeye Institute and National Right to Work File Suit Demanding Union Return Wages Taken from Cuyahoga Co. Probation Officer
The Buckeye Institute, in partnership with National Right to Work Foundation, filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of Kimberlee Warren, a Cuyahoga County Court probation officer who is asking the court to help her recover dues that the FOP—a union Ms. Warren never joined—illegally took from her paycheck. “There is no question that Ms. Warren never joined the union. But that didn’t stop the union from taking dues out of her paycheck—an act that violates Ms. Warren’s First Amendment rights.”
The Buckeye Institute released a new policy report, Policy Solutions for More Innovation: A Policy Primer for Emerging Technology in Ohio, which outlines guiding principles and 25 actionable policy recommendations that policymakers should adopt to ensure that Ohio can take full advantage of the economic benefits and the improvements to quality of life that come with advances in technology. “Emerging technologies have a lot to offer Ohio—better pay, better jobs, better healthcare, better transportation, better education, better lifestyles.”