Posted on 06/07/21 by Will Petrik in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Amelia Robinson of the Columbus Dispatch points out that important facts are being left out of the public discussion about Ma’Khia Bryant’s death. Policy Matters Ohio agrees.
Here are some of the facts.
Ma’Khia was in foster care. Several stories have highlighted her hopes of being restored to her mother’s custody. We also know that anytime a child is separated from her parent(s), it is traumatic.
After Franklin County Children Services removed Ma’Khia and her siblings from their mother, the agency placed her and her siblings with their paternal grandmother, Jeanene Hammonds. When a relative or close family friend takes full-time responsibility for... read more
Posted on 05/28/21 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Supplemental unemployment compensation (UC) from the federal government has been helping Ohioans make ends meet during the unprecedented economic dislocation the pandemic has caused. Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision to cut off the additional $300 a... read more
Posted on 03/31/21 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
One thing the COVID-19 pandemic and recession have made clear is that unemployment compensation (UC) not only makes sure people who have been laid off can get by, it also bolsters the larger economy by... read more
Posted on 03/23/21 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
At Policy Matters, we believe government works best when it works for all of us, not just the wealthy few and corporations. So, we were encouraged when President Joseph Biden signed the American Rescue Plan... read more
Posted on 02/24/21 by Will Petrik in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
From Akron to Athens, most of us want the same things for ourselves and our family: peace of mind that we can put food on the table and see a doctor when we need to.... read more
Posted on 01/21/21 by Will Petrik in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
All children, no matter their race or where they come from, deserve a safe, stable, supportive home. Today, that’s not the reality for thousands of children in Ohio’s two-tiered foster care system.
In violation of federal... read more
Posted on 08/12/20 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Most Ohioans are doing our part to get each other through the pandemic and recession. We’re wearing masks, forgoing our favorite activities to stay home instead, and supporting local businesses as much as we can.... read more
Posted on 04/03/20 by Guest Writer in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
by Bill Callahan
Last month, Ohio--along with the rest of the country--discovered that it really does have a digital divide, and why it matters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has ordered schools, libraries, senior citizen... read more