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Testimony

The Buckeye Institute Testifies on the Negative Impacts of Tax Exemptions

Greg R. Lawson February 20, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, highlighting the ways that tax credits and exemptions cost Ohio and Ohioans money, and how they complicate the state’s tax code making it more difficult for taxpayers to fill-out their returns. 

The Buckeye Institute Testifies on the Need to Reform Ohio’s Failing Cash Bail System

Daniel J. Dew January 23, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Daniel J. Dew testified today before the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee on Ohio’s failing cash bail system, which the polices in House Bill 439 would reform. In his testimony, Dew said, “Pretrial decisions should be based on risk, not the size of the defendant’s wallet. As experience has shown, money deposited with the court or with a bail agent does not make a person less dangerous. Policies like those found in House Bill 439 would make our system fairer and our communities safer.”

The Buckeye Institute Testifies on the Economic Impact of Ohio’s RPS

Greg R. Lawson January 10, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the economic impact of Ohio’s renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which House Bill 114 sets as voluntary goals and allows customers to opt out of the program.

The Buckeye Institute: Competition in Ohio’s Electricity Market Will Save Ohioans Money and Improve Economy

Greg R. Lawson December 12, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson submitted written testimony today to the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on the need to increase competition in Ohio’s electricity market and the important reform policies found in House Bill 247.

The Buckeye Institute: Competition is Critical When Replacing Aging Water & Sewer Lines

Greg R. Lawson November 01, 2017

Columbus, OH – Following on The Buckeye Institute’s policy brief, Competition Saves Taxpayer Money on Water and Sewer Line Repair, Buckeye’s Greg R. Lawson submitted testimony to the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee on the policies in House Bill 121. In his testimony, Lawson highlighted the issue of water and sewer infrastructure as one that is important “not only for taxpayers’ pocketbooks but also for their health and wellbeing.”

The Buckeye Institute: Utility Subsidies Hurt Competition and Hurt Ohio

Greg R. Lawson October 03, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on the proposed bailout for the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation that is outlined in House Bill 239.

Buckeye’s Greg Lawson: Government Transparency Empowers Ohioans and Increases Accountability

Greg R. Lawson September 20, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio House Finance Committee on the DataOhio project and the transparency policies that are included in House Bill 3. In his remarks, Lawson highlighted The Buckeye Institute’s advocacy in support of government transparency.

The Buckeye Institute’s Greg Lawson: Occupational Licensing Requirements are an Obstacle to Economic Success

Greg R. Lawson June 28, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, where he once again urged the state to remove barriers created by bureaucratic occupational licensing requirements that keep Ohioans from earning a living in their chosen profession.

The Buckeye Institute’s Greg Lawson Urges Ohio to Reduce Bureaucratic Occupational Licensing Requirements

Greg R. Lawson June 21, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, where he urged the state to remove barriers to employment for thousands of cosmetologists across Ohio. The policies, included in House Bill 189 would make Ohio more competitive, more prosperous, and more attractive to entrepreneurs and their employees.

The Buckeye Institute’s Greg Lawson Calls for Greater Education Choice and Opportunities for Ohio’s Families

Greg R. Lawson June 20, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today before the Ohio House Education and Career Readiness Committee on Opportunity Scholarship program and education savings accounts that are contained in House Bill 200. In his testimony, Lawson, who is a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute and a leader in the Ohio school choice movement, urged Ohio to give greater education options and opportunities to families.