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 legislators are considering giving a $131 million tax break to corporations that use temporary labor.
The Ohio House Economic and Workforce Development Committee is hearing testimony on House Bill 343, legislation that would give this sales tax break to corporations that hire temporary workers. This new and significant giveaway would add tax advantages to the windfall corporations already garner when they shed some of the costs... 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 01/14/16
Policy Matters Ohio seeks a dynamic, outgoing, passionate, dedicated Outreach Coordinator to unite workers, students, young people, parents, and activists. Our goal is to unite the community behind policies that create an economy that works... read more
Posted on 01/12/16 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Zach Schiller and Hannah Halbert testify to the House Insurance Committee on House Bill 394.
Good morning, Chairman Hackett, Ranking Member Bishoff and members of the committee. My name is Zach Schiller and I am research... read more
Posted on 12/23/15 by Wendy Patton in Education & Training
Ohio is underinvesting in higher education. We’re behind where we were during the recession, adjusting for inflation. We have not put enough into classroom instruction and operations. We spend $309 million less in this budget... read more
Posted on 12/11/15 by Michael Shields in Energy
In a surprise reversal, staff at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio signed on last week to a settlement in utility giant FirstEnergy’s latest rate plan. The plan, which includes an arrangement to have Ohio... read more
Posted on 12/09/15 by Amelia Hayes
The affordability of childcare for low-income families is receiving deserved attention, but costs are so high that the ability to pay for high-quality care is a middle-class problem as well.
It’s good to see more focus... read more
Posted on 11/19/15 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
A bill introduced recently in the Ohio House would reduce unemployment benefits in Ohio – and the ability of workers to qualify for them – so that Ohio’s unemployment program would become among the most... read more