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Policy Matters Ohio, August 26th, 2014

Changes to the Ohio EITC this summer doubled the credit, but poor design choices mean that most low-income working families won’t get the benefit. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, August 25th, 2014

Policy Matters Ohio, others, call on the Kasich administration to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally funded food aid as they struggle with unemployment and underemployment in the slow recovery. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, August 18th, 2014

Tax overhauls in the past nine years have slashed average tax bills for the top 1 percent by more than $20,000, while the bottom three-fifths pay more as a group. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, August 15th, 2014

 12,400 job losses in July eradicated modest recent gains.  6,000 left the labor force.  Unemployment ticked back up to 5.7 percent. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 22nd, 2014

 Changes to public assistance programs in the MBR emphasize cost cutting, stricter eligibility, but not alleviation of poverty. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 18th, 2014

Ohio still crawling out of a six figure job deficit, adds 12,700 jobs in June.  Unemployment rate steady at 5.5 percent. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 2nd, 2014

Most of the $400 million-plus in tax cuts for Fiscal Year 2015 will go the affluent. The Mid-Biennium Review also continues with an unfortunate Ohio tradition of permitting or enlarging tax benefits to special, narrow groups of taxpayers. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 1st, 2014

Ohio CASH 2nd Quarter Meeting Follow-up The June 19 Ohio CASH quarterly meeting discussed crucial advances and setbacks in county, state, and Supreme Court action related to helping low-income families save. Ken Surratt of the Cuyahoga County Savings Plan discussed the county’s... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, July 1st, 2014

Director Amy Hanauer weighs in on the power of local communities to create positive change in a national climate that has often left families behind (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, June 20th, 2014

Ohio showed a modest job gain of 2,900 last month.  The unemployment rate declined to 5.5 percent, but only because workers left the labor force.  (read more)