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Posted February 07, 2005 in Op-Eds
Tax reform is in the air in Columbus. Gov. Bob Taft and Republican legislative leaders have called it their top priority. But disturbingly, proposals leaking out of the state capital take aim at the fairest... read more
Posted September 17, 2004 in Op-Eds
Jobs have deserted the Mid west. Ohio’s manufacturing sector is being battered.
Cleveland’s poverty rate is officially the nation’s worst. In a region called the rust belt, in a state with a shrinking job base, in... read more
Posted July 02, 2004 in Op-Eds
Ohio’s job market has been pummeled so badly in the last three years that anemic job growth can seem almost praiseworthy by comparison. But make no mistake: compared to previous recoveries, other states or... read more
Posted April 14, 2004 in Op-Eds
Thousands of Ohioans fail to take advantage of tax break and forgo an average of $1,700
When taxpayers turn in the last of their income tax payments tomorrow, more than 700,000 Ohio families are likely to... read more
Posted November 10, 2003 in Op-Eds
Wealthy benefit most from enterprise zones, but the program was supposed to create jobs in economically depressed urban areas.
The Ohio Enterprise Zone Program, created in 1981 to spur economic development and job creation in... read more
Posted September 01, 2003 in Op-Eds
A number of government sources show Ohio is suffering more than the country as a whole in the wake of the 2001 recession, and more than the state suffered after the recession of the 1990s.... read more
Posted May 17, 2003 in Op-Eds
Ask most Ohioans about it, and they ll probably scratch their heads in puzzlement. Yet if relatively unknown, the State Controlling Board is a powerful force in the statehouse, affecting most citizens with its decisions.... read more
Posted April 21, 2003 in Op-Eds
CLEVELAND -The writer is research director at Policy Matters Ohio, a nonprofit research institute. His recent report, Too Much Power, Too Little Oversight: Ohio’s State Controlling Board, is available at here.
Ask most Ohioans about it,... read more