Eli Miller articles

EPA Rules Will Hit African-Americans Hardest in Ohio

EPA Rules Will Hit African-Americans Hardest in Ohio

President Obama continuously cites his concern for “income inequality” in America while conveniently avoiding discussion of the “energy insecurity” that will ensue from his proposed carbon regulations. A recent report issued by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) examined the proposed carbon regulations and the energy insecurity that will result in coal-heavy states like ours. [RELATED

ObamaCare Deals a Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth

For too many of Ohio’s college students, their first taste of “the real world” is coming courtesy of the negative impacts caused by ObamaCare.  Unfortunately for these young people, the taste will be bitter as they come face-to-face with the reality that ObamaCare is becoming the cause rather than the cure for many of their

ObamaCare Breaking the Backbone of the Economy

The National Small Business Association recently released its 2014 Small Business Health Care Survey.  The survey reveals that 91% of respondents reported an increase in the costs of their health plans at their most recent renewal. [Related on OCR: “Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 1: Premiums Expected To Rise 88%”] One in four small businesses saw

Virtual Schools Can Provide Tangible Results for Ohio Students

As any parent can tell you, every child learns differently. Thankfully school choice has empowered millions of students and their parents across the country by allowing them access to a high-quality education. We tend to hear school choice and think about vouchers or charter schools. While these are valuable and integral options for many students

Whose Money Is It — Yours or ODT’s?

The government may owe you money! It sounds like a line from a too-good-to-be-true infomercial or internet ad, but unfortunately, in Ohio, it was very recently the case. The Ohio Department of Taxation has been exposed for improperly withholding $31 million in business tax refunds. A recent Inspector General’s report revealed that not only was

We Count on Coal

Unfortunately, too many Americans do not understand the significant contributions coal makes to the U.S. economy and our way of life. President Obama is taking advantage of this lack of understanding by waging a war on coal to the explicit benefit of his green pork agenda. His recent proposal to regulate carbon emissions from power

Groundhog Day Coming on Income Tax Hike in Gahanna

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  This common cliché could serve as the new motto for the Gahanna City Council.  Perhaps they could put it on t-shirts and bumper stickers and sell the merchandise rather than attempt to impose a voter-rejected tax hike upon the people they represent. Here’s a quick re-cap:

Healthy Tax Reform, Harmful Medicaid Expansion

The Great Recession has hit the Buckeye State hard. According to statistics from the federal government, over the past ten years, Ohio experienced the third slowest growth in population, and second slowest growth in GDP and employment, among the 50 states. During a decade when our state’s population grew by 123,000, our state’s economy lost