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Policy Matters Ohio, April 18th, 2014

Ohio added only 600 jobs in March. This suggests that Ohio continues its trend of painfully slow job growth, even as a separate ODJFS survey showed continued improvement in the state’s unemployment rate. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, April 14th, 2014

The U.S. was the third least taxed country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2011, the most recent year for which OECD has complete data. Of all the OECD countries, which are essentially the countries the U.S. trades with and competes with, only... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, April 10th, 2014

The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, of which Policy Matters Ohio is a member, has released case studies examining the impacts of shale oil and gas drilling on four active drilling communities — Carroll County, Ohio; Greene and Tioga counties, Pennsylvania; and Wetzel... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, April 3rd, 2014

Gov. Kasich’s Mid-Biennium Review proposal to expand the credit from 5 percent to 15 percent is a step in the right direction, but more must be done to ensure the credit benefits Ohio’s poorest working families. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, April 2nd, 2014

Online registration would be a barrier to UC benefits for many Ohioans with limited computer literacy and access. Other states that have imposed similar requirements have seen large numbers of claimants denied benefits because they could not navigate the system. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, April 1st, 2014

Investment in services that benefit all Ohioans would be a better use of state funds than tax cuts. Gov. Kasich’s proposal continues to shift the weight of state taxes from the most affluent to middle- and lower-income Ohioans. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, March 27th, 2014

The tax cuts enacted in Kansas in 2012, among the largest ever enacted by any state, are a cautionary tale.  As other states recover from the recent recession and turn toward the future, Kansas’ huge tax cuts have left that state’s schools and other public services stuck in... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, March 25th, 2014

Gov. Kasich’s tax proposal falls short in two ways: it won’t pay for all the income-tax cuts, and it relies on taxes that may not provide the growing, sustainable revenue needed to support the permanent income-tax reduction. (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, March 21st, 2014

New data for February released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services suggest that the state still struggles with slow job growth. In February, the state lost 4,600 jobs from the January number, which was revised downward slightly.   Monthly numbers are always preliminary... (read more)

Policy Matters Ohio, March 14th, 2014

Gov. John Kasich’s new tax proposal would deliver annual tax cuts averaging more than $2,800 to the top 1 percent of Ohio taxpayers while those in the bottom two-fifths would pay more on average than they do now. (read more)