Posted on 07/01/15 in Revenue & Budget
The two-year budget that Gov. Kasich signed into law yesterday takes crucial state resources and transfers them to affluent Ohioans, instead of using them to invest in the state and our people.
Close to $2 billion in income-tax cuts will go primarily to the wealthy. At the same time, many schools are flat-funded; key work supports like childcare remain sorely underfunded; human services to protect children and the elderly are inadequate; critical health services like family planning (which helps reduce infant mortality) are reduced; and local governments see new cuts. At a time when resources are available for these and other... read more
Posted on 06/29/15
Connolly brings social justice and fundraising experience to new role.
Contact: Amy Hanauer, 216.361-9801
Policy Matters Ohio has named Cynthia Connolly, an experienced fundraiser with solid understanding of public policy, as the organization’s new resource development manager.
Cynthia... read more
Posted on 06/26/15 by Wendy Patton
A good ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholds provisions of the Affordable Care Act that help people pay for health insurance. But some onerous provisions in the state’s Medicaid program cleared the state’s budget... read more
Posted on 06/23/15 in Transit
What do millennials want in a city? According to a City Lab report, there are a few key things: Good schools and parks, walkability and multiple transportation options.
With universities like Case Western Reserve and Cleveland... read more
Posted on 06/18/15 in Work & Wages
The wait for a federal increase in the salary level that would require employers to pay overtime appears to be coming to an end.
The change would be good news for millions of workers who are... read more
Posted on 06/11/15 by Amelia Hayes
Ohio’s 12 food banks serve more than 2 million of our neighbors every year, addressing a critical need. But food aid has been cut in Ohio. Also, Ohio’s bad economy should qualify us for a... read more
Posted on 06/10/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
As the Ohio Senate rolls out its version of the budget for 2016 and 2017, Senate President Keith Faber tells us that the severance tax on oil and gas production they hoped to include is... read more
Posted on 06/05/15 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
Legislators in Columbus are heading into the stretch run of approving a two-year budget, and much of the attention has focused, as it should, on how much the Senate will add to the $1.2 billion... read more