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Posted April 25, 2017 in Press Releases
The Republican majority of the Ohio House of Representatives today announced its proposal for the next two-year state budget. Despite some improvements, the new House plan remains an underinvestment budget that provides inadequate resources for... read more
Posted April 24, 2017 in Press Releases
Today, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on legislation that would boost tax deductions for those who participate in CollegeAdvantage, Ohio’s 529 college savings plan. A new report from Policy Matters Ohio shows... read more
Posted April 22, 2017 in eNews
Join us in the fight: News from Policy Matters We’re hiring! Would you like to help make Ohio a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive state? Would you like to work with a great group... read more
Posted April 21, 2017 in Press Releases
March jobs report chips away at big February gain
After making solid gains in February, Ohio reversed course in March, losing more than 4,000 jobs. The first quarter of 2017 has failed to show reinvigorated job... read more
Posted April 20, 2017 in Press Releases
As a result of the recent boom in horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” Ohio now ranks ninth among oil and gas producing states. Ohio still hasn’t caught up with its peers when it comes to... read more
Posted April 19, 2017 in Press Releases
Each year, Ohio’s schools receive $81.5 million from Medicaid to pay for health services like speech therapy, mental health services and wellness screenings for eligible students and students with disabilities, according to a report released... read more
Posted April 17, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio’s prisons are overcrowded – operating at 132 percent of capacity. But new legislation and provisions in the state budget show that state lawmakers are starting to see the benefits of investing in rehabilitation instead... read more
Posted April 14, 2017 in Press Releases
If they haven’t already, millions of Ohioans will file their taxes by Tuesday. Because Ohio’s tax system is upside down, a small group at the very top will pay far too little. Meanwhile, citing low... read more