Posted on 04/13/20 by Piet van Lier in Justice Reform
No matter where we live or what we look like, we all want to protect ourselves and our loved ones so we can stay safe and healthy. The coronavirus pandemic has begun to expose ever more clearly the inequities in our society and could amount to a death sentence for many in our prisons.
In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine and his team have taken strong, proactive steps to safeguard the health of Ohioans, but they have been slow to extend the same care to people incarcerated in Ohio’s prisons and those who guard and serve them.
This lack of a response to... read more
Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent... 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
Posted on 03/31/20 by Piet van Lier in Health & Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that every Ohioan – whether they live at home or are being held behind bars – must be protected and cared for. Not only is it the right thing to... read more
Posted on 03/24/20 by Will Petrik in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
As families, communities, and lawmakers in Ohio and Washington grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, child care remains a central pillar for family security and stability. Child care is also critical to our nation’s economy. Yet,... read more
Posted on 02/25/20 by Piet van Lier in Education & Training
The ongoing debate between the Ohio House and Senate about the future of vouchers in our state has brought into sharp focus a critical aspect of the statewide general education voucher program known as EdChoice.
Should... read more
Posted on 02/18/20 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Hello Ohio. If you’ve followed Policy Matters for a while, you may know me as the policy liaison, the work and wages researcher, or project director. This week, I took on a new job. I... read more
Posted on 02/05/20 by Wendy Patton in Privatization
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Ohio’s Medicaid system got funding to improve administration by replacing an old information technology system. Originally this sounded like a good deal: The federal government covered most of the... read more