Posted on 10/03/18 by Victoria Jackson in Education & Training
Student loan debt is crushing Ohioans, who owe a combined $57 billion.
On average, Ohio undergraduate students who attend public universities and community colleges borrow $23,116 and $15,767, respectively. Students in Ohio struggle more with student debt than students nationally. Ohio has one of the highest rates of student debt per capita, and Ohio’s student loan default rate is higher than the national average. Rural, non-white, and low-income Ohioans struggle the most with paying their debt. Many Ohioans must choose between making loan payments and paying for other necessities like rent or food.
Catrina Otonoga and Elizabeth Cusma are just two of... read more
Posted on 09/26/18 by in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Weekend economists on talk radio sometimes praise the sanctity of the “free market.” But some markets work better when states get involved with them. A great example is the child care market.
Indulge me in a... 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 (she/her) 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 07/25/18 by Intern Writer in Local Sustainability
By Brett Litzler, Policy Matters Intern
I'm an undergraduate at Ohio State, but when I'm not in school, I live in my parent's home in Avon Lake, a town on Cleveland's west side where I went... read more
Posted on 06/05/18 by Intern Writer in Education & Training
By Brynn Williams
Graduating high school is an exciting but stressful rite of passage. One of the hardest parts of senior year is going through the college process. Picking a school that fits you is important.... read more
Posted on 05/31/18 by Kalitha Williams in Consumer Protection + Asset Building
Last week, President Donald Trump revived Jim Crow-era lending practices when he signed a resolution that makes it harder to hold accountable car lenders that charge people of color more for car loans than white... read more
Posted on 05/11/18 by Cynthia Connolly in Work & Wages
This Sunday is Mother’s Day: the day we pay homage to the backbone of many families with homemade cards, hand-picked dandelions, and maybe even burnt pancakes served by a proud six-year-old! Sure, being a mom... read more