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 the field, Doug is a social progressive with a deep commitment to helping poor people.
“I have always had an interest in progressive politics,” he said. “Hey, I’m a Clevelander. I’m underdog-driven, I guess.”
Doug’s strong credentials in business and the non-profit sector, and his advocacy for working families, health care, public education and social services, led to his appointment as the newest member of the Policy... 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
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