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 for business owners proposed by Gov. Kasich.
It would wipe out the state income tax for owners of businesses with $2 million or less in annual receipts and who pay that tax on their companies’ profits (See our April 9 report here). Interestingly, some of Ohio’s major business associations, including the state chamber of commerce and the Ohio Manufacturers Association, have lined up against the Kasich... 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
Posted on 03/25/15 by Amy Hanauer
Policy Matters supports a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio. We do this by producing the best possible research and analysis, by getting hundreds of newspaper and other media stories each year (see... read more
Posted on 03/18/15
Perspective on President Obama's speech in Cleveland today about middle-class economics.
Contact: Amy Hanauer, 216.361.9801
By Amy Hanauer
At Policy Matters, we look at the policies, not the people who promoted them. We believe that neither state nor federal... read more
Posted on 10/31/14
TED talks are coming to Cleveland, and this November, you can nominate our very own Amy Hanauer to give the talk. Here's how.
TEDxCLE is now seeking nominations for the April 2015 talks in Cleveland. This month,... read more