From The Ohio Star:

Representatives also heard from Alan Smith, midwest director of the center-right R Street Institute, who warned the lawmakers that economic trends in the Buckeye State are extremely sobering. Ohio, he said, has seen a greater share of its taxable income — about 25 percent — migrate out of state over the last two decades than any other state did other than New York, Illinois, and Michigan. 

Smith said Arizona, a pioneering state in the area of credential reform, shows a way forward for Ohio, at least on this facet of public policy. He reported that about 5,000 professionals in Arizona have applied to have their preexisting licenses recognized in their new state. 

“You can’t talk to [Arizona Republican Governor Doug] Ducey without him bringing this up in conversation because he’s very proud of what they’ve been able to do,” he said.  

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