Posted on 10/24/16 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Food aid kept 741,000 Ohio children from being hungry in 2014 – more than a quarter of our babies and toddlers, nearly a third of our elementary school kids and about a fifth of our teens.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – also known as SNAP or food stamps – is one of American’s best anti-poverty programs, particularly because it is so well suited to help children.
SNAP helps families put food on the table. Food insecurity — limited access to enough food for an active, healthy life — among children falls by roughly a third after their families receive SNAP benefits... read more
Posted on 10/18/16 in Education & Training
Talk to an educator or policymaker about elementary and secondary education in the United States and before long you’ll hear it referred to as “K-12.” The United States is not alone in maintaining a public... read more
Posted on 10/06/16 by Victoria Jackson in Education & Training
Art often grapples with issues affecting society, so it is no surprise that the theme of student debt is now making its way into music and other art.
References to college financing in art help show... read more
Posted on 10/05/16 by Wendy Patton in Democracy & Government
Senate Bill 329, which would give legislative committees the power to eliminate whole agencies in the executive branch, streaked through the Senate in two days. It is a blitzkrieg attack on public services. It would... read more
Posted on 09/30/16 by Amy Hanauer
Policy Matters’ Amy Hanauer pays tribute to social justice champion Alvin Schorr.
Photo courtesy of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
I recently had a chance to remember one of our founding... read more
Posted on 09/01/16
Update November 16, 2016: This blog post discusses the state’s plan to eliminate layering of early learning and childcare funding streams effective September 6, 2016. That decision was delayed, but the state plans to move... read more
Posted on 08/31/16 in Education & Training
Drug company ads are required to include a long list of possible side effects. Investment firm advertising includes disclaimers warning investors of risks.
Many products and services are required to provide information to help consumers make... read more
Posted on 08/05/16 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
Ohio’s budget office recently released new estimates of how much revenue the state will take in this fiscal year and they were down. One cause: A set of new tax breaks approved by the General... read more