Posted on 10/27/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
When jobs are widely available, almost everyone goes to work.
Many people who lose their jobs, unfortunately, aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits at all.
Most of those who are eligible for unemployment nonetheless return to work well before their benefits run out.
When people do have to turn to unemployment, their income is usually half or less than half of what they were earning when working. The average benefit in Ohio is about $350 a week, less than the poverty level for a family of three.
All of these facts reinforce what should be intuitive – most workers want to stay employed and want... read more
Posted on 10/18/16 in Education & Training
Talk to an educator or policymaker about elementary and secondary education in the United States and before long you’ll hear it referred to as “K-12.” The United States is not alone in maintaining a public... read more
Posted on 09/01/16
Update November 16, 2016: This blog post discusses the state’s plan to eliminate layering of early learning and childcare funding streams effective September 6, 2016. That decision was delayed, but the state plans to move... read more
Posted on 08/31/16 in Education & Training
Drug company ads are required to include a long list of possible side effects. Investment firm advertising includes disclaimers warning investors of risks.
Many products and services are required to provide information to help consumers make... read more
Posted on 07/27/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
Ohio is a state where too many people are hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio has the seventh-highest rate of food insecurity in the country, with almost 17 percent of Ohioans classified... read more
Posted on 07/26/16
When employees face assaults on their rights at work, they can count on Policy Matters Ohio. When young parents need help affording childcare so they can keep a job, they rely on Policy Matters. When... read more
Posted on 07/06/16
Haruna Sulemana: Haruna joined Policy Matters Ohio in Spring 2017 for a semester practicum. He is currently pursuing a Master’s program in Nonprofit Management at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social... read more
Posted on 07/01/16 in Transit
Hundreds of thousands of people who trekked downtown for the spirited Cavaliers NBA Championship celebration last week were encouraged to take the RTA. Many did, and the public transit system was quickly overwhelmed. Lines to... read more