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Press Releases

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lisa A. Gates
Vice President of Communications
Lisa@BuckeyeInstitute.org
(614) 224-3255


 

The Buckeye Institute: Uncertainty Still Plagues Ohio’s Job Market

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. August 16, 2019

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’s job market continues to present conflicting signals, which reflects the uncertainty in Ohio’s economy. Despite an increase of 2,500 private sector jobs in July, Ohio’s private sector employment is still down 13,900 jobs since January 2019.”

 

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio’s Experience with Medicaid Expansion Should Raise Red Flags for Florida

Greg R. Lawson August 07, 2019

Greg R. Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified Monday before the Florida Financial Impact Estimating Conference on the financial estimates and impacts of Medicaid expansion. In 2020, Florida voters will vote on a constitutional amendment that will expand Medicaid to cover healthy, able-bodied adults with no children.

The Buckeye Institute Calls on First Circuit Court of Appeals to End Forced Union Exclusive Representation

July 25, 2019

The Buckeye Institute appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, Massachusetts, for oral arguments in Reisman v. AFUM, which calls for an immediate end to the laws that force public-sector employees to accept union representation. In commenting on Professor Reisman’s case, Buckeye’s Robert Alt said, “In its Janus decision, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote that designating a union ‘as the employees’ exclusive representative substantially restricts the rights of individual employees,’ indicating the court’s serious concerns about the constitutionality of forced exclusive representation.”

The Buckeye Institute: Job Creation Continues Its Summer Vacation in Ohio

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. July 19, 2019

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, “Job creation is continuing its summer vacation in Ohio with the June jobs report, which saw Ohio add only 400 new private sector jobs… This worrying jobs report, coupled with an unsustainable $143 billion budget that did not rein in government spending, should be concerning to policymakers.”

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Policymakers Adopt Some Good Policies in Budget but Refuse to Rein in Government Spending

Robert Alt July 17, 2019

Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued a statement on the passage of Ohio House Bill 166, saying, “The General Assembly passed a budget that contains a number of good policies that will help grow Ohio’s economy…However, policymakers passed up the opportunity to adopt greater tax reform that would have allowed Ohioans to keep more of their hard-earned money and would have spurred greater economic growth and refused to rein in government spending.

In Amicus Brief, The Buckeye Institute Once Again Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Government Contractors

July 16, 2019

After filing the first post-Janus First Amendment labor law challenge in the United States Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in support of a related challenge, Miller v. Inslee, that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that laws forcing recipients of government benefits to accept union representation are unconstitutional. As it did in its brief in Bierman v. Dayton, Buckeye argues that the lower courts have improperly exempted such “exclusive representation” schemes from scrutiny under the First Amendment.

In New Whitepaper for The Federalist Society, Buckeye’s Robert Alt Surveys Criminal Justice Reforms In States Across the Country

Robert Alt July 10, 2019

In a new whitepaper for The Federalist Society, Robert Alt, a nationally-recognized leader in criminal justice reform, and president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, outlines a sampling of the significant strides states across the country took in reforming their criminal justice laws throughout 2018.

The Buckeye Institute: Buckeye Recommendations Improve House Bill 6, but Taxpayer-Funded Bailout Remains Bad Policy

Robert Alt June 27, 2019

Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement on the Senate version of House Bill 6, saying, “Lest there be any misunderstanding, though, The Buckeye Institute strongly opposes any government (i.e. taxpayer) bailout for any company in any industry at any time for any reason.”

Keep, Cut, Change: The Buckeye Institute’s Recommendations for Ohio’s Budget Conference Committee

June 25, 2019

As the Conference Committee begins its work on Ohio’s biennial budget, The Buckeye Institute issued its Keep, Cut, Change list to offer recommendations for which version of the budget—House or Senate—should be adopted by the Conference Committee, or whether the policy should be cut or changed. The list assesses tax cuts, spending, tax loopholes, health care reform, school choice, graduation requirements, and school district accountability.

The Buckeye Institute: Presidential Executive Order will Increase Price Transparency and Competition in Health Care

Rea S. Hederman Jr. June 24, 2019

Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement on the executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Monday, which will increase health care price transparency and will allow health savings accounts to cover more medical services.