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Posted December 18, 2013 in eNews
That’s how reporters and policymakers have described the research we’ve done this year at Policy Matters Ohio.
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You helped reduce layoffs. You helped companies keep skilled workers. You... read more
Posted December 12, 2013 in eNews
In our latest eNews: a policy brief on energy efficiency, analysis of what Cuyahoga County’s two largest private nonprofit hospital systems would pay in property taxes if they weren’t exempt, a look at why current... read more
Posted December 02, 2013 in eNews
In our latest eNews, we weigh actual fracking jobs against industry claims, pull together recommendations to bring more and better jobs to Ohio, take stock of the labor market since August, examine the reason for... read more
Posted November 06, 2013 in eNews
In our latest eNews, we recap our recent work on a proposal that would funnel savings from Medicaid expansion into tax cuts, and highlight media citations of that work. We also summarize the decision by... read more
Posted October 23, 2013 in eNews
In this eNews, we celebrate two great Ohio victories — Medicaid expansion and the new state Earned Income Tax Credit. We also highlight our budget overview, September Census data releases, weak jobs numbers for Ohio,... read more
Posted September 13, 2013 in eNews
Cuts hurt communities – Wendy Patton’s testimony before an Ohio House tax reform committee outlined how cuts in state aid have hurt local government services and employment. Numbers from the Kasich administration show that state... read more
Posted September 03, 2013 in eNews
Stuck — Labor force participation in Ohio was at a 33-year low at the end of 2012, job growth since 2005 was fourth worst among states, and wages inched up just a penny from already-low... read more
Posted August 29, 2013 in eNews
ducation equals prosperity – Over the last three decades, median wages have fallen in Ohio and growth in our education levels has not kept up with increases in other states. A national report released by... read more