Posted on 11/27/17 by Intern Writer in Local Sustainability
By Taylor Swift, Policy Matters Intern
Cuyahoga County would join a growing list of communities that place small fees on disposable bags used to bring products home from stores, if a recently proposed ordinance is approved on December 12th. Similar fees have reduced use of disposable bags, curtailed litter, and created a funding stream for environmental clean-up or other purposes.
Proposed legislation in Cuyahoga County would place a 10-cent fee on each plastic or paper bag provided by grocery or department stores. The fee would apply to establishments of more than 7,000 square feet, including supermarkets, stores and restaurants, starting next July.
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Posted on 11/22/17 by Hannah Halbert in Education & Training
Military veterans are vulnerable to predatory recruitment by for-profit career colleges. In many cases, for-profit career colleges see them as “dollar signs in uniform,” according to a 2011 report by assistant director for service member... read more
Posted on 11/14/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Halloween is over, but Congressional Republicans are still trying to disguise gutting health care as tax "reform." If you had concerns about the many repeal and replace health care bills that failed earlier this year,... read more
Posted on 11/01/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Health care open enrollment begins November 1st, 2017. Despite a year of confusing attacks and changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it remains the law of the land. But, one of President Trump’s strategies... 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
Posted on 10/04/17 by Intern Writer in Privatization
By Nicholas Golina
Ohio privatized prison food service in 2013. Aramark, a company with an alarming track record of employment discrimination, labor and employment law violations, and health and safety violations, got the contract.
The Aramark tenure... read more
Posted on 09/27/17 by Michael Shields in Work & Wages
Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor planned to extend overtime protection to 12.5 million American workers, including 351,000 Ohioans, by updating the rule that exempts some salaried workers. Ohio was among a... read more
Posted on 09/21/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
We can’t give up now.
We thought we stopped efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last month. We were wrong. The Graham-Cassidy proposal has gained steam and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could... read more