Posted on 06/18/16
As a father, I work hard to take care of my child. Even though I am not married to his mother, I’m still an important part of his life. I respect and love his mother, provide financial support, make sure his homework gets done, cheer from the sidelines at his basketball and baseball games, and give him sound advice when he faces challenges. As a fatherhood practitioner for over 20 years I’ve observed and worked with thousands of fathers who display the same passion and commitment to their children.
As Father’s Day approaches, I can’t help thinking about low-income working fathers... read more
Posted on 06/06/16 in Revenue & Budget
New federal labor rules aim to ensure home-care workers are paid fairly, but Ohio can do more to make sure the workers receive the wage and hour protections they deserve, our Wendy Patton writes in... read more
Posted on 05/25/16 in Economic Development
In the wake of North Carolina’s notorious “bathroom bill, we’ve been hearing a lot about which bathroom transgender folks should have to use. What gets less attention are the jobs available to lesbian, gay, bisexual,... read more
Posted on 04/27/16 in Education & Training
In this year’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich honored Margo Hudson, an adult literacy tutor from Cleveland who earned her GED on her sixth try in 2012. Margo is a lifelong learner... read more
Posted on 04/14/16
It’s great to see more attention focused on early-childhood education. It’s terrific that Cleveland media organizations are partnering on Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days, an initiative focused on the importance of quality preschool.
But the... read more
Posted on 04/08/16 in Revenue & Budget
This week, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) initiated the process of making it more difficult for low-income Ohioans to keep Medicaid coverage.
Medicaid was created to provide health care for people who are too poor... read more
Posted on 03/28/16 in Revenue & Budget
Earlier this month, Cuyahoga County reached agreement with Airbnb, the residential rental web site, to collect the 5.5 percent county lodging tax. Great news. This levels the playing field with hotels and allows the county... read more
Posted on 02/24/16 in Economic Development
State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full... read more