A recent collaboration between Greater Ohio and two other high-profile research organizations, the Buckeye Institute and Center for Community Solutions, partnered again to host an influential conference, “Across the Spectrum: The Future of Ohio and the Path to Prosperity.” Building on previous collaborative work around tax expenditure reform, the three think tanks brought together over 20 experts and 300 attendees for a day long discussion that explored differences and common ground on key substantive policy issues central to the future prosperity of Ohioans. The groups successfully raised the level of public discourse by facilitating thoughtful discussions that avoided partisan platitudes and instead explored the range of policy solutions available to the state and nation.
Coverage of the event has included a segment on Colleen Marshall’s The Spectrum, a weekly political and current events television show, a news story on Ohio Public Radio, and articles in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the “smart government, smart growth” panel and lunchtime debate between Dr. Alice Rivlin and Dr. Arthur Laffer. The Columbus Government Enquirer also covered the lunch panel. The subscription-based Statehouse reporting services, Hannah News Service and Gongwer News Service, also carried stories on the lunchtime panel, the health care panel, the public pension panel.