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 04/27/16 in Education & Training
In this year’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich honored Margo Hudson, an adult literacy tutor from Cleveland who earned her GED on her sixth try in 2012. Margo is a lifelong learner... read more
Posted on 04/14/16
It’s great to see more attention focused on early-childhood education. It’s terrific that Cleveland media organizations are partnering on Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days, an initiative focused on the importance of quality preschool.
But the... 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 03/29/16 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Fair share is fair.
That was the finding of an equally divided U.S. Supreme Court, which today issued a one-sentence decision that upheld nearly 40 years of legal precedent and the right of public sector workers... 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 02/24/16 in Economic Development
State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full... read more
Posted on 02/16/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
In a blog posted last week on the National Employment Law Project’s website, my colleague Claire McKenna and I featured the latest data regarding recipiency rates, which measure the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment... read more