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Posted May 25, 2017 in Op-Eds
Graduated personal income tax is crucial
Zach SchillerResearch directorPolicy Matters Ohio
Two principles are most important for a tax system: We need to raise enough revenue for strong public services like education, health care and infrastructure and... read more
Posted May 04, 2017 in Op-Eds
Kalitha Williams is a policy liaison for Policy Matters Ohio.
Imagine not being able to pay bills or make important purchases because you cannot access your money. That’s what happened to RushCard customers in 2015. The... read more
Posted April 24, 2017 in Op-Eds
The Monday Dispatch article “Cordray, his bureau surviving GOP blasts,” on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, focused too heavily on vitriolic complaints from the financial-services industry and not enough on how the agency protects and... read more
Posted March 12, 2017 in Op-Eds
Guest columnist Victoria W. Jackson is the state policy fellow for Policy Matters Ohio, a nonprofit policy research organization working to broaden the debate about economic policy in Ohio.
For the past 10 years, state policy... read more
Posted February 20, 2017 in Op-Eds
Thanks to Medicaid expansion, many Ohio families became healthier and better off financially over the past six years. If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and restructures Medicaid, this progress could abruptly halt. In... read more
Posted January 29, 2017 in Op-Eds
Many native Ohioans would make phenomenal top labor law enforcers for the United States. Andy Puzder is not one of them.
The Cleveland-born Puzder, nominated by President Donald Trump to run the Department of Labor, better... read more
Posted September 21, 2016 in Op-Eds
Policy Matters Research Director Zach Schiller’s article in Bloomberg BNA, Sept. 16, 2016: No evidence that lower taxes bring economic prosperity.
From Nebraska to Georgia, debate has raged over whether to cut state income taxes. Ohio’s... read more
Posted May 12, 2016 in Op-Eds
The Ohio Legislature’s “Healthy Ohio” plan would hurt people who get their health care through Medicaid, and also endanger the financial stability of hospitals, Senior Project Director Wendy Patton said in a Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed.
The... read more