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Policy Matters Ohio, February 11, 2016

Growing use of temporary workers has benefitted corporations at the expense of workers, who often earn low wages and have no benefits or job security. Yet instead of trying to help workers get ahead, Ohio legislators are considering giving a $131 million tax break to corporations... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, February 5, 2016

Early childhood education helps kids thrive in school, helps parents work, and employs teachers in our still-slow economy. Yet preschool and childcare funding in Ohio seem perpetually stuck in second class. Children of low-income families here are much less likely to be enrolled in... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, February 3, 2016

Hannah Halbert’s testimony to Cincinnati City Council. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 29, 2016

What if we told you that the federal government helps 1 million working Ohio families, sends $2.3 billion into our local economies, and that you might be eligible for this help? The Earned Income Tax Credit does all that and more. Today is National EITC Awareness Day, which kicks... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 27, 2016

Ohio children are less likely to be in publicly funded preschool or childcare, as state funding lags. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 22, 2016

First quarter Ohio CASH meeting The next Ohio CASH meeting will be at 11 a.m. Thursday February 25, 2016, and will be held by webinar. The meeting will focus on student debt. More information to follow. Ohio working families win with EITC/CTC permanent expansions! Last month, Congress... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 22, 2016

Ohio has had solid job gains for three straight months, report shows. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 12, 2016

Zach Schiller and Hannah Halbert testify to the House Insurance Committee on House Bill 394. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 12, 2016

Medicaid changes sought by Ohio lawmakers would be a setback for public health. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, January 6, 2016

State spending in the new two-year budget increases by 9.3 percent, or $4.2 billion, without accounting for inflation. This is an improvement, but the increase masks grim realities that leave Ohio behind in funding for critical needs. Accounting for inflation, state spending through... (read more)