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Policy Matters Ohio, August 19, 2016

Ohio’s 12-month growth rate closes in on U.S. average. But long term, we’re way behind. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, August 5, 2016

Ohio’s budget office recently released new estimates of how much revenue the state will take in this fiscal year and they were down. One cause: A set of new tax breaks approved by the General Assembly in the past year. Altogether, the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) estimated,... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 28, 2016

Ohio’s Medicaid proposal would harm patients and destabilize a system that is working. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 27, 2016

Ohio is a state where too many people are hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio has the seventh-highest rate of food insecurity in the country, with almost 17 percent of Ohioans classified as “food insecure,” or having trouble putting food on the table.... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 22, 2016

Job growth rate since start of recession is far below national average. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 21, 2016

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is asking the federal government for permission to change Ohio’s Medicaid program in ways that will make it far less effective. Medicaid provides health care to those who can’t afford health insurance. It is our largest insurer, covering a quarter... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 12, 2016

State needs to correct tax issue without harming public services. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 6, 2016

Ohio is giving a tax incentive worth $270,000 over six years for locating a new sorting center in Twinsburg. The retailer is expanding its distribution facilities all over the country – including two much larger warehouses in central Ohio – to be able to deliver products... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 5, 2016

State must make an effort to extent aid to thousands of eligible Ohioans. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 1, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people who trekked downtown for the spirited Cavaliers NBA Championship celebration last week were encouraged to take the RTA. Many did, and the public transit system was quickly overwhelmed. Lines to catch the Rapid Transit stretched the length of eight football... (read more)