Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Buckeye Institute: 6 principles for fixing Ohio

Press Release from Buckeye Institute:


February 28, 2011-Columbus, Oh - The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions today released "Six Principles for Fixing Ohio." The report outlines six key principles that Ohio's political leaders should adhere to as the process of transforming our state begins. "While painful, these reforms can put Ohio on the path to a strong recovery" Matt A. Mayer, President of the Buckeye Institute stated. "Without these reforms our best and brightest young citizens will continue to migrate South and West to states where they see more opportunities."

The six principles include: The Past is No Guide for Today's Budgets, Break Labor's Stronghold, Put Taxpayers and Vulnerable Populations Ahead of Government Pay Scales and Public-Sector Unions, Government Retirements Should Mirror What the Rest of Us Have, Make Thinking Outside the Box More Than a Slogan, and Demand the Federal Government Respect Our Ability to Get Thing Done.

These principles arrive at a time where the State of Ohio is facing the loss of over 600,000 private-sector jobs since 2000, Governor John Kasich's state budget is set to be released, and the state legislature is discussing reforms on collective bargaining for public-sector workers.

The full report can be viewed at www.buckeyeinstitute.org/uploads/files/BUCKEYE-six-principles-fixing-ohio-1(1).pdf


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