Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent content that helps readers understand the pandemic, protect ourselves and stay connected to our community. They’re also providing a service that experts monitoring public health depend on – which makes last week’s news all the more crushing.
Before the enormity of the pandemic set in, before Governor DeWine told us to stay at home, Advance Publications, the company that owns the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com announced... read more
Posted on 04/03/20 by Guest Writer in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
by Bill Callahan
Last month, Ohio--along with the rest of the country--discovered that it really does have a digital divide, and why it matters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has ordered schools, libraries, senior citizen... read more
Posted on 03/31/20 by Piet van Lier in Health & Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that every Ohioan – whether they live at home or are being held behind bars – must be protected and cared for. Not only is it the right thing to... read more
Posted on 03/24/20 by Will Petrik in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
As families, communities, and lawmakers in Ohio and Washington grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, child care remains a central pillar for family security and stability. Child care is also critical to our nation’s economy. Yet,... read more
Posted on 02/25/20 by Piet van Lier in Education & Training
The ongoing debate between the Ohio House and Senate about the future of vouchers in our state has brought into sharp focus a critical aspect of the statewide general education voucher program known as EdChoice.
Should... read more
Posted on 02/18/20 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Hello Ohio. If you’ve followed Policy Matters for a while, you may know me as the policy liaison, the work and wages researcher, or project director. This week, I took on a new job. I... read more
Posted on 02/05/20 by Wendy Patton in Privatization
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Ohio’s Medicaid system got funding to improve administration by replacing an old information technology system. Originally this sounded like a good deal: The federal government covered most of the... read more
Posted on 01/29/20 by Will Petrik in Education & Training
State policies that support affordable, high-quality child care are common sense. Child care can help set up kids for success in school and later in life. It gives parents with young children the opportunity to... read more