Policy Matters Blog

Trump ‘skinny’ budget starves many Ohio programs

by Admin on March 16, 2017
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Initial analysis shows local governments, the Great Lakes, seniors and children at risk (read more)

Manufacturing investments needed

by Admin on March 13, 2017
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Federal budget should make good on manufacturing promises (read more)

Banning Muslims could mean a doctor shortage in Ohio

by Admin on March 2, 2017
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1 in 14 Ohio physicians are from Muslim-majority nations (read more)

Kasich budget exposes tax cut fallacy

by Admin on February 8, 2017
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Economic forecast shows Ohio trails nation in growth (read more)

Tax cuts help create Ohio’s revenue crunch

by Admin on January 25, 2017
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Kasich warns of a tight budget, but it’s partly due to his tax policies (read more)

Narrowing the achievement gap: education in Ohio in 2017

by Admin on January 18, 2017
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Ohio schools slip in national rankings as disparity between rich and poor districts grows (read more)

Freeing families from the childcare trap

by Admin on January 6, 2017
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Caught between work and childcare, families with kids under 5 more likely to be poor (read more)

Racism in our wallets

by Admin on December 20, 2016
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The amazing new Race Anthology: Dispatches and artifacts from a segregated city features a comic strip, poetry, interviews and essays, including this essay by Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer. Written before the election and published by the City Club and Guide to Kulchur, the book is now more relevant than ever. Get your copy here(read more)

Dear Governor Kasich: fund transit now!

by Admin on December 14, 2016
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[A slew of Ohio organizations jointly sent a statement to Governor Kasich on Wednesday, December 14, requesting that the Governor address Ohio’s staggering underfunding of mass transit. This blog excerpts most of what they requested with some minor edits for clarity.] (read more)

Don’t repeal the ACA without replacing it

by Admin on December 12, 2016
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Nearly 1 million Ohioans could lose their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed (read more)