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Press Releases

Buckeye Economist Orphe Divounguy: Employment Falls in April, No Reason to be Alarmed Just Yet

May 19, 2017

Columbus, OH - The Buckeye Institute’s lead economist Orphe Divounguy, Ph.D., commented on newly released unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. “According to the Current Employment Statistics Survey, April marks two consecutive months of employment losses.”

Buckeye Praises Sentencing Commission Report and Offers Recommendations

May 15, 2017

Columbus, OH – On Monday, The Buckeye Institute’s Legal Center filed comments with the Ohio Sentencing Commission supporting its report Ad Hoc Committee on Bail and Pretrial Services Final Report. The Buckeye Institute also suggested two amendments to the new rules (see full comments below or download the PDF).

Buckeye Economist Orphe Divounguy Comments on New State GDP Data

May 12, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s lead economist Orphe Divounguy, Ph.D., commented on newly released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, that showed Ohio’s economy grew by 1.7 percent in 2016. “The good news is that, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Ohio outperformed the US economy in 2016, growing by 1.7 percent; this is compared to a national average of less than one percent.”

Need for Criminal Justice Reform Topic of Conversation at Buckeye Panel

May 03, 2017

Ohio State University Football Legend Maurice Clarett and Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr joined The Buckeye Institute and the U.S. Justice Action Network to urge legislators to support smart justice reforms in Ohio.

Buckeye Institute Statement on April’s Revenue Shortfall

May 03, 2017

Columbus, OH – “Today’s distressing revenue numbers shows that the need for Ohio to cut spending has grown. The Buckeye Institute continues to offer our 2017 Piglet Book as a roadmap for the Ohio Senate to find additional savings.

The Buckeye Institute’s Piglet Book Serves as Blueprint for Cutting the State Budget

April 24, 2017

Columbus, OH – As state lawmakers work to cut $800 million from Ohio’s budget, The Buckeye Institute today rolled out a series of recommendations policymakers could look at to save taxpayer dollars and trim the needed money.  The recommendations are a part of Buckeye’s 2017 Piglet Book, which was released in March, and if implemented, could save taxpayers more than $1 billion, a more realistic target than $800 million, given recent revenue shortfalls.

The Buckeye Institute Names Lisa Gates as New VP of Communications

April 06, 2017

Columbus, OHThe Buckeye Institute announced on Thursday that after more than 70 candidates applied for the position, Lisa A. Gates has been selected as Buckeye’s new Vice President of Communications.  Gates, an Ohio native, will oversee all of the Institute’s communications and marketing efforts.

The Buckeye Institute Releases Brand New Piglet Book and Calls on Legislators to Cut the Pork From State Budget

by Greg R. Lawson March 29, 2017

The goal of the 2017 Piglet Book is to give Ohio policymakers’ ideas on ways to restrain the rate of growth in Ohio’s budget while remaining focused on essential services.

The Buckeye Institute: Senate Bill 66 Fulfills the Promise of the Justice Reinvestment Act

by Daniel J. Dew March 28, 2017

Columbus, OHThe Buckeye Institute’s Daniel J. Dew testified today before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on the criminal justice reform policies found in Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sens. John Eklund (R) and Charleta B. Tavares (D).  Dew is the Criminal Justice Fellow at the Institute’s Legal Center.

The Buckeye Institute is Leading Charge to Cut Stifling Regulations, Rollback Red Tape, and… Yes, Drain the Washington Swamp Using a Carefully Chosen Tool for the Job: the Congressional Review Act (CRA)

March 24, 2017

While the Washington establishment types are taking feather dusters in to do some light touching up and dust removal here and there, your Buckeye Institute is making use of a mighty axe (the CRA) to cut the devastating regulations hurting our citizens, our businesses, and our families in Ohio and states across this great nation.