Posted on 10/24/16 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Food aid kept 741,000 Ohio children from being hungry in 2014 – more than a quarter of our babies and toddlers, nearly a third of our elementary school kids and about a fifth of our teens.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – also known as SNAP or food stamps – is one of American’s best anti-poverty programs, particularly because it is so well suited to help children.
SNAP helps families put food on the table. Food insecurity — limited access to enough food for an active, healthy life — among children falls by roughly a third after their families receive SNAP benefits... read more
Posted on 07/27/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
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 02/16/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
In a blog posted last week on the National Employment Law Project’s website, my colleague Claire McKenna and I featured the latest data regarding recipiency rates, which measure the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment... read more
Posted on 01/12/16 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Zach Schiller and Hannah Halbert testify to the House Insurance Committee on House Bill 394.
Good morning, Chairman Hackett, Ranking Member Bishoff and members of the committee. My name is Zach Schiller and I am research... read more
Posted on 11/19/15 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
A bill introduced recently in the Ohio House would reduce unemployment benefits in Ohio – and the ability of workers to qualify for them – so that Ohio’s unemployment program would become among the most... read more