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Policy Matters Ohio, November 24th, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is more than $1 billion in debt to the federal government, mainly because the state has failed to increase employer taxes.  (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, November 21st, 2014

  Unemployment drops in October, but Ohio isn’t keeping pace with nation on job creation (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, November 19th, 2014

In a statement to the Ohio legislature, workforce researcher Hannnah Halbert discusses the implementation problems that limit the state’s new uniform workforce plan’s ability to match Ohio workers to the right, living wage jobs. *

Policy Matters Ohio, November 10th, 2014

On the eve of a holiday designed to honor the men and women who have served and protected the country, the leaders of two Ohio Veterans Service Commissions are calling for federal policies that would help protect veterans from the payday lending debt trap. Federal rules are necessary... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 30th, 2014

State tax changes approved over the past two years have further tilted Ohio’s tax system in favor of the wealthiest. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 23rd, 2014

Report finds  that claims of income migrating from states with strong taxes, causing economic damage in Ohio and elsewhere, simply don’t compute.  (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 22nd, 2014

Residents of Cleveland’s Central Promise Neighborhood face barriers to higher ed access.  Two-generation approaches targeted to serve whole families, and a restoration of Ohio College Opportunity Grant funding for two-year college students can help. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 21st, 2014

Medicaid expansion in Ohio delivers better care, broadens access.  Ohioans see improved health outcomes, lower costs; providers get reliable pay for delivery; Ohio economy sees $2.5 billion boost  Policy Matters Ohio reports on progress in Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion, and the... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 17th, 2014

Tepid growth but all signs in the right direction for September: Ohio added 6,000 jobs, unemployment ticked down to 5.6 percent even as 11,000 entered the labor force.  (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, October 14th, 2014

Low income home weatherization pays big dividends for Ohio households – averaging over 20 percent home energy cost savings and returning $2.51 per dollar spent.  But the freeze and possible elimination of the clean energy standards threaten to squash investment by utility... (read more)