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Predatory land contracts strip wealth from communities

For some, homeownership provides stability and wealth, but many who aspire to own a home are taken advantage of by predatory lending practices.

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Medicaid at Risk

Proposed changes to Ohio's Medicaid expansion will threaten health care access for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans.

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Overhaul: A plan to rebalance Ohio's income tax

Ohio workers are enormously productive, but they don't get to keep their fair share. It's funneled the wealthy, through a tax code they've rigged for their own benefit. Here's how to fix it.

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A new way forward: 10 ways to support Ohio’s working people

We can strengthen Ohio’s working people and create an economy that works for everyone by helping workers to speak up together, raising wages, and investing in communities instead of corporations.

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Policy Matters creates a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

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Policy Matters Ohio, A nonprofit policy research institute that creates a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

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.

>400K

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.

>400K

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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