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Posted October 28, 2017 in eNews
Tax (de)form moves forward: President Trump and Congressional Republicans are selling us a bill of goods – claiming their plan to overhaul the tax code will spur economic growth and help the middle class. But... read more
Posted October 14, 2017 in eNews
Payday’s bad day: If you’re a payday lender, you’re not happy with the new rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week. If you’re a consumer caught in the debt trap, you... read more
Posted September 30, 2017 in eNews
We’re so tired of waiting: A committee to review the $9 billion a year Ohio spends on tax breaks still hasn’t met and is months behind schedule. Some tax breaks make sense, many of them... read more
Posted September 16, 2017 in eNews
The data is in: The U.S. Census Bureau released income and poverty data this week proving what many of us already know: Federal programs like food aid, refundable tax credits, Social Security and the Affordable... read more
Posted September 03, 2017 in eNews
Turn around: Every now and then we get a little bit angry that the General Assembly fails to close unproductive tax loopholes. But on the bright side, after years of tax cuts for Ohio’s wealthiest,... read more
Posted August 19, 2017 in eNews
Slash and burn budget: Like many of you, we watched the events in Charlottesville in horror last weekend. We continued to be horrified as President Trump defended white supremacists. That’s why we are more determined... read more
Posted August 05, 2017 in eNews
Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer discusses smart trade policy at a hearing on NAFTA
Drowning in debt: More than 687,000 Ohioans owe a combined $19 billion in federal student loan debt. Many struggle to make... read more
Posted July 22, 2017 in eNews
Keeping ‘em honest: Last December, Ohio passed a bill that created a special committee to review the state’s more than $9 billion worth of tax breaks. As our Zach Schiller pointed out Monday, committee nominations... read more