Posted on 04/07/15 by 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 People and Jobs in Metropolitan America,” also shows the Cleveland metropolitan area is the worst offender in the country when it comes to declining job density and longer commutes. Between 2000 and 2012, there was a 26.5 percent decline in the number of jobs in the Cleveland metro area near the typical resident. Dayton and Toledo metros are also on the top-ten offender list.
Why does... 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 (he/him) 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
Posted on 10/03/14
When we say that something is “statistically significant,” we mean that it passed a “confidence test” of how well we can trust the results of a survey we’ve taken to paint a picture of the... read more