Posted on 08/31/15 in Economic Development
National media has quickly caught on to what we know too well in Northeast Ohio: Many people here have been left out of our region’s nascent recovery. As Cleveland and Northeast Ohio take center stage this election season, the main story aside from the political coverage is quickly becoming “the tale of two regions,” one in the midst of an economic and cultural renaissance and one where entire neighborhoods have fallen seriously behind amid rising poverty, crime and inequality. This tale, of course, has been told before. But suddenly, the whole world is watching.
Yes, new industries are forming, entrepreneurship is... read more
Posted on 08/24/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Ohio’s new two-year budget continues a long-term trend of the Kasich administration and General Assembly underfunding needed services of local government.
For the past four years, the state has forsaken its historical partnership with cities, villages... read more
Posted on 08/05/15 in Revenue & Budget
The upcoming Ohio sales tax holiday might seem like a good opportunity to stock up on clothing or school supplies: from August 7 to 9, purchases of clothing priced $75 or less and school supplies... read more
Posted on 07/10/15 in Work & Wages
No woman should ever have to choose between her job and her pregnancy. But that’s the choice some expectant mothers in Ohio are facing right now.
As a working mom of two young girls, I know... read more
Posted on 07/08/15 by Kalitha Williams in Consumer Protection + Asset Building
With the media frenzy over Shark Week, it’s easy to forget the real predators lurking in our communities: Payday loan sharks. On average, sharks in the ocean injure 15 people per year, but payday loan... read more
Posted on 07/06/15
A proven leader in business and non-profit sector will help guide policy institute.
During a career in banking and finance, Doug Wang was something of an anomaly in terms of his politics. Unlike many conservatives in... read more
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... 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