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Policy Matters Ohio, September 16th, 2014

Following Ohio’s decision to expand Medicaid, uninsured rate hits post-recession low.  More improvements from Affordable Care Act expected for 2014. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, September 9th, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment compensation solvency problem not the economy, but administrative underfunding; fixing that is crucial because Ohio dropped the ball on funding claims for the displaced workers in greatest need. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, August 31st, 2014

Labor Day report issues urgent call for job creation as job growth stagnates, workforce participation falls to an all-time low since tracking began, and median wages fall just as worker productivity exceeds that of a generation ago by two thirds. (read more)

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)