Posted on 04/22/15 by Amelia Hayes in Work & Wages
The TPP stands for the Trans Pacific Partnership, a deal that is being negotiated between 12 countries, including the United States. If you’re worried about what NAFTA has done to the United States, you should be especially worried about the TPP. The deal would expand NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which would make it the largest free-trade agreement in history. Last week, Congress introduced a TPP Fast Track bill that is concerning.
The TPP will have a huge effect on the offshoring of U.S. service and manufacturing jobs. According to the Economic Policy Institute, under NAFTA the nation lost nearly... read more
Posted on 04/17/15 in Work & Wages
The Center for Community Solutions has released a new series of county profiles that show an increase in poverty, food pantry use and Medicaid enrollment despite a strengthening economy.
Ohio has been steadily increasing the number... read more
Posted on 04/13/15 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
MillerCoors has a gripe about its taxes. Every year, the company saves $350,000 because, like other brewers, beer importers and wholesale dealers, it gets a 3 percent credit for paying its Ohio alcoholic beverage taxes... read more
Posted on 04/10/15 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
Next week, a new version of the two-year state budget will be introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. One of the many items worth watching: What happens to a new, $350 million-a-year tax break... read more
Posted on 04/07/15 by Amanda Woodrum in Transit
A majority of poor people and minorities now live in the suburbs—isolated from jobs, services and the transportation needed to access them—according a recent report from the Brookings Institution.
The report, entitled “The Growing Distance Between... read more
Posted on 03/31/15 by Harlan Spector in Work & Wages
A news story in The Cleveland Plain Dealer today calls attention to a report we released recently about a growing number of low-income working families, which includes a disproportionate share of minority families.
As low-wage jobs... read more
Posted on 03/27/15 by Michael Shields in Energy
Update: the Public Utilities Commission voted on March 31, 2016 to allow an eight year consumer subsidy for both FirstEnergy and American Electric Power.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in late February said no dice... read more
Posted on 03/25/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
The executive budget is big on innovation. Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget contains six line items supporting “innovation funds” of one kind or another, at a cost of $262 million over the next two years.... read more