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 as “food insecure,” or having trouble putting food on the table. When it comes to the designation of “very low food security,” which represents having to skip meals because of inability to pay for them, Ohio does even worse, with only Arkansas and Missouri topping Ohio’s 7.5 percent rate.
One of the main tools available to combat food insecurity in Ohio is the federal Supplemental Nutrition... 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 (he/him) 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 (he/him) 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