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Testimony

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

by 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

by 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

by 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.

Buckeye’s Greg Lawson Calls for Reduced Tax Burden on Out-of-State Emergency Workers

by Greg R. Lawson June 20, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson submitted testimony today to the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee and called for Ohio to eliminate the tax burden on out-of-state emergency workers who serve Ohio for fewer than 60 days during times of disaster.

Buckeye Urges Greater Spending Restraint and Tax Reform in Budget

by Greg R. Lawson May 31, 2017

Columbus, OH – In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on Ohio’s biennial budget (Sub. H. B. No. 49), The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson urged the Ohio Senate to “pursue meaningful reform” in a number of key policy areas that will reign in government spending, reform Ohio’s tax code, increase educational choice and improve Ohio’s criminal justice system.

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.

Interested Party Testimony Submitted to the Ohio House Finance State Government and Agency Review Subcommittee on Municipal Income Tax

by Greg R. Lawson March 23, 2017

Ohio could send a strong signal that she is serious about competing with her neighbors for new business by eliminating the miasma of confusion surrounding the municipal income tax system. A few years ago, The Buckeye Institute identified several ways to address the state’s municipal tax problem. Our suggestions are no less poignant today.

Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Transportation

by Daniel J. Dew March 22, 2017

Ohio need not look as far as Texas for a success-story worth emulating.  We still boast one of the greatest criminal justice reform victories in the nation—the Juvenile Reasoned and Equitable Community and Local Alternatives to Incarceration of Minors program, or “RECLAIM” for short.

Greg R. Lawson, Senior Policy Analyst The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions

by Greg R. Lawson March 22, 2017

Good tax policy must therefore distribute the tax burden so as to limit its impact as much as possible. As The Buckeye Institute has explained before, a sound tax policy must pursue a straightforward, fundamental strategy that is pro-growth, simple, transparent, and fair.

Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on House Bill 114

by Greg R. Lawson March 21, 2017

Our model research demonstrates that RPS mandates will cost more future jobs and GDP than they will create through renewable energy subsidies. As such, we must face the cold economic fact that continuing Ohio’s “march up Mandate Mountain” will cost thousands of future jobs and billions of dollars.