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Posted April 13, 2018 in eNews
In the past two weeks, our crew has testified, held press conferences, spoken with young people, presented on academic panels, sponsored a documentary, and broadcast our policy recommendations on the radio.
Hannah Halbert (center) speaking at... read more
Posted March 31, 2018 in eNews
Don’t let corporate franchisors off the hook: Under current law, franchisors and franchisees are jointly responsible for compliance with regulations that protect Ohio’s workers. We think it should stay that way. Corporate franchisors across the... read more
Posted March 17, 2018 in eNews
Manufacturing a High-Wage Ohio: This week, business owners, labor leaders, academics and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown came together to discuss ways to strengthen Ohio’s manufacturing sector. Policy Matters and the Century Foundation sponsored the event... read more
Posted March 03, 2018 in eNews
Work requirements still don’t work: Ohio is asking the federal government for permission to impose work requirements on the 700,000 people who receive health insurance through Medicaid expansion. Wendy Patton testified twice against the proposal.... read more
Posted February 17, 2018 in eNews
Fighting for Ohio’s working people: With threats to workers looming at both the state and national levels, Policy Matters went on the offensive this week and released “A new way forward: 10 ways to support... read more
Posted February 03, 2018 in eNews
Defend kids: Federal programs help almost all of us in some way or another, but they are especially important for children. The GOP tax bill that passed at the end of last year grows the... read more
Posted January 20, 2018 in eNews
Taking aim at Amazon: We found that one in 10 Amazon employees in Ohio make so little that they qualify for federal food aid. The national media was as shocked by the findings as we... read more
Posted January 06, 2018 in eNews
Goodbye 2017: Happy New Year from Policy Matters! Between policy fights, we made time to celebrate (see photo). We ended the year pushing back against the disastrous GOP tax bill. We didn’t prevail but we’re... read more