Tax the buildings or just the land? Ohio economists debate the benefits

BY: - December 8, 2023

It’s a hot topic in the economics world: Would it be fairer and better public policy if we were to tax just the land on which buildings sit instead of the land and all the improvements as well? Proponents of the land-value tax argue for what they see as its obvious benefits: A land tax […]

Lawmakers send governor bill to deregulate construction over ephemeral streams

BY: - April 7, 2022

The Ohio General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday that relaxes regulations around the development of ephemeral streams, which flow only by way of rain and snowmelt. There are more than 36,000 miles of ephemeral streams in Ohio, according to legislative testimony from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. They channel water into larger streams and can filter […]