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Our Impact

Since 2000, Policy Matters has helped make Ohio a better place to live, work and raise a family. We’ve accomplished a lot, and we’ve got plenty more to do.

714K

Ohioans with ongoing access to healthcare due to retention of Medicaid expansion.

277K

of Ohio’s lowest-wage workers get a raise each year because the minimum wage increases with inflation.

+$1.5B

spending on Ohio public schools.

1,000+

working families will continue receiving Federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

714K

Ohioans with ongoing access to healthcare due to retention of Medicaid expansion.

+$1.5B

spending on Ohio public schools.

1,000+

working families will continue receiving Federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

277K

of Ohio’s lowest-wage workers get a raise each year because the minimum wage increases with inflation.

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We're ready for the fight of our lives, and we couldn't do it without you. Together let's build an Ohio that works for everyone, not just the 1%.

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