COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Tuesday, Representatives Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) introduced legislation in Ohio's House based on The Buckeye Institute's idea to make it easier for the spouses of military personnel stationed in Ohio to receive an occupational license in their chosen profession.
COLUMBUS, OHIO--Late Wednesday afternoon, Governor John Kasich signed legislation to allow medical professionals to receive continuing education credits for donating their time to provide charity medical care for low income and rural Ohioans who otherwise would not have access to quality healthcare services.
Earlier today, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law sweeping reforms to Ohio's civil asset forfeiture process. This reform is most definitely an idea whose time had come. Civil asset forfeiture laws--believe it or not--had previously allowed the government to take private property without convicting or even charging the property owner of a crime. Yes, you read that right.
COLUMBUS, OHIO--On Tuesday, Governor Kasich vetoed a bill that would have implemented modest and positive reforms to state energy mandates for renewable energy and energy efficiency. As The Buckeye Institute's research and reports have shown time and again, these mandates raise energy costs for everyone, and hurt families that are already struggling to pay the bills.