THE BUCKEYE INSTITUTE

THE BUCKEYE INSTITUTE

Columbus, OH

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ABOUT

Founded in 1989, The Buckeye Institute is an independent research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to advance free-market public policy in the states.

The staff at Buckeye accomplish the organization’s mission by performing timely and reliable research on key issues, compiling and synthesizing data, formulating sound free-market policies, and promoting those solutions for implementation in Ohio and replication across the country.

IN THE NEWS

OHIO THINK TANK LEADS THE WAY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

The Buckeye Institute has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. Too often, lives are defined by a single mistake. This is a story about human compassion, redemption, and commonsense solutions to complex public policy issues. It is a story about changing outdated, unjust, and arbitrary laws at th...

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CROATIAN PROPERTY TAX HANDILY DEFEATED, MORE CITIZENS GET TO STAY IN HOMES

Lipa Taxpayers Association has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. With Croatia’s population declining for decades, its government ought to pursue policies that encourage growth. Instead, it pursued a policy that threatened to further push Croatians out with the 2017 passage of a tax on privat...

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FOR FIRST TIME, CITIZENS PARTICIPATE IN EGYPT’S BUDGETING PROCESS

Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. After the dust settled following the Arab Spring in 2011, Egypt’s score fell dramatically on the Open Budget Index, which measures government transparency and citizen engagement in the budget-making process. Seek...

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NAVIGATING THE POST-JANUS LANDSCAPE IN WASHINGTON AND OHIO

Public unions throughout the country have been in upheaval since the June 27th decision in the Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Public union eligible employees now have the ability to opt out of union membership without fear of retaliation and are no longer required to pa...

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JANUS V. AFSCME DECISION ENDS COMPELLED UNION DUES FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (AFSCME) that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions. Almost 5.5 million workers across 22 states are now free to choose whether to pay union fees. This landmark case some spect...

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LEGAL VICTORY PROTECTS OHIO ELECTORAL PROCESS FROM FEDERAL INTERVENTION

Ohio won a recent legal victory that protects its voting laws from undue federal intervention, and Atlas Network partner The Buckeye Institute was instrumental in making the case to preserve the integrity of Ohio’s elections with its amicus brief filed earlier this year. “Ohio voters can go to the polls this fall knowing the int...

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CHALLENGING TENNESSEE’S HARSH LICENSE TO SHAMPOO HAIR

Occupational licensing requirements put government in the business of picking winners and losers, artificially propping up current practitioners at the expense of newcomers. In Tennessee, for instance, the state Board of Cosmetology requires 300 hours of training and up to $3,000 in tuition simply for a license to shampoo hair....

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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THINK TANK CEOS GATHER IN LITHUANIA TO CHALLENGE STATUS QUO

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), and nearly one year since the organization won the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award, the Vilnius-based think tank welcomed CEOs from Atlas Network partner organizations across Europe and the United States for the inaugural Transatlantic CEO Summi...

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