Posted on 09/13/19 by Ben Stein in Revenue & Budget
If you’re superstitious, today’s date—Friday the 13th—might have you worried. But at Policy Matters, we know tough times aren’t the result of bad luck, but bad policy. Families struggle to afford childcare, communities lack the resources to combat the opioid crisis and our K-12 funding formula has been unconstitutional for 20 years because legislators choose to fund corporate tax breaks over public services, not because a black cat crossed someone’s path.
Ohio workers have largely missed out on the benefits of this record economic expansion because of anti-union and anti-worker decisions made at the state and federal levels—not because of a... read more
Posted on 04/08/19 by Intern Writer in Revenue & Budget
By Zane Steiber
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) is the state-level agency responsible for the enforcement of civil rights laws in Ohio. The OCRC handles claims of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and credit.... read more
Posted on 04/01/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Revenue & Budget
Here at Policy Matters, we’ve fought back against - and defeated - a lot of foolish policy ideas. Unfortunately, sometimes they go on to become law in Ohio. Even the most jaded wonks like us... read more
Posted on 03/26/19 by Will Petrik in Revenue & Budget
On March 15, Governor DeWine introduced his first state budget outlining his priorities for the state. In his State of the State speech earlier this month, DeWine argued that now is the time to invest... read more
Posted on 09/20/18 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Like the rest of the 2017 federal tax plan, the Opportunity Zone program will reduce taxes for wealthy people – but if done right, it could spark the revitalization of some of Ohio’s distressed communities.
Under... read more
Posted on 09/19/18 by Hannah Halbert in Revenue & Budget
It's debate time in the Ohio race for governor!
The debate will be held September 19, 7pm at the University of Dayton; October 1, 7pm at Marietta College; and October 8, 7pm at Cleveland State University.... read more
Posted on 12/21/17 by Daniel Ortiz in Revenue & Budget
The clock is ticking for Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would protect immigrants brought to the United States as children. If they don’t act, Ohio’s economy could be harmed as thousands of young... read more
Posted on 10/25/17 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
On Thursday, October 26, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Senate budget resolution, clearing the path for a tax overhaul mirroring the plan announced by President Trump and GOP leadership a... read more