Posted on 05/31/16 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
They’re called unicorns, though they’re a little less rare than that.
That’s what Wall Street calls private start-up companies whose investors value them at $1 billion or more. Best-known examples include such companies as Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat and Pinterest.
Policy Matters Ohio took a look at where these companies are located, to see if state income taxes played a role (see graphic).
By far the largest number – a whopping 55 of the 87 U.S.-based companies on a list compiled by the Wall Street Journal in April – are located in California. That state happens to have by far the highest top income-tax... read more
Posted on 04/08/16 in Revenue & Budget
This week, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) initiated the process of making it more difficult for low-income Ohioans to keep Medicaid coverage.
Medicaid was created to provide health care for people who are too poor... read more
Posted on 03/03/16 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Prices at the pump have plummeted and some oil- and gas-producing regions are seeing their economies slow, but Ohio’s Utica region saw growing production in 2015. Fiscal problems of other areas show that Ohio should... read more
Posted on 02/11/16 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Growing use of temporary workers has benefitted corporations at the expense of workers, who often earn low wages and have no benefits or job security. Yet instead of trying to help workers get ahead, Ohio... read more
Posted on 02/05/16 by Harlan Spector in Revenue & Budget
Early childhood education helps kids thrive in school, helps parents work, and employs teachers in our still-slow economy. Yet preschool and childcare funding in Ohio seem perpetually stuck in second class.
Children of low-income families here... read more
Posted on 10/22/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
When it comes to making plans important to building a strong economy, Ohio has a short attention span.
Some states take a long-range view. When drawing up a state budget, for example, they include analysis of... read more
Posted on 08/24/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Ohio’s new two-year budget continues a long-term trend of the Kasich administration and General Assembly underfunding needed services of local government.
For the past four years, the state has forsaken its historical partnership with cities, villages... read more
Posted on 08/05/15 in Revenue & Budget
The upcoming Ohio sales tax holiday might seem like a good opportunity to stock up on clothing or school supplies: from August 7 to 9, purchases of clothing priced $75 or less and school supplies... read more