Posted on 05/20/15 by Amy Hanauer
I’m committed to Ohio, but I still talk with my hands like the Jersey girl I grew up as. Especially when talking about things I really care about, as in this TEDx talk I gave earlier this year, organized and captured on video by some amazing high school students.
The next generation leaders who created the event asked us to talk about curiosity. Naturally, the thing I think everyone should be more curious about is policy. I urged the mostly young audience to ask the questions that some people in power might not want asked.
What does policy have to do with... read more
Posted on 05/12/15 by Michael Shields in Energy
A legislative committee this week is meeting to study whether consumers benefit from Ohio clean-energy standards, which lawmakers put on hold last summer.
Spoiler alert: Consumers do benefit. Self-reported studies from Ohio’s four major utilities show... read more
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... 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