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Posted February 02, 2016 in Op-Eds
Op-ed in The Toledo Blade calls for Ohio to invest in public services.
Ohio’s lack of investment in public services has left us running in place for 10 years, Senior Project Director Wendy Patton writes in... read more
Posted January 25, 2016 in Op-Eds
A bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would substantially cut unemployment benefits to jobless Ohioans and make it harder to qualify. Yet paradoxically, while these harsh steps are aimed at making our unemployment trust... read more
Posted November 02, 2015 in Op-Eds
New online tools provide look into how policies affect Ohio family budgets.
Policy Matters Ohio and Columbia University National Center for Children in Poverty co-authored an op-ed in the Sunday Plain Dealer highlighting new online tools... read more
Posted August 05, 2015 in Op-Eds
Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer has a piece in The Huffington Post today challenging Republicans debating in Cleveland Thursday to have a real discussion of issues important to Northeast Ohio and beyond.
“In Cleveland,... read more
Posted June 03, 2015 in Op-Eds
In an opinion piece published today in The Plain Dealer and on Cleveland.com, our executive director Amy Hanauer and outreach coordinator Amelia Hayes discuss how the economy and jobs relate to the Black Lives Matter... read more
Posted April 27, 2015 in Op-Eds
As a research intern at Policy Matters Ohio, Brant Duda looked into expanding supports for foster-care youth to age 21. Brant brought a special perspective to the topic: He was a foster child who found... read more
Posted February 01, 2015 in Op-Eds
Zach Schiller on Cleveland.com, Feb. 1, 2015: Ohio should increase income tax rates on the most affluent.
Ohio’s tax system is slanted against the poor and middle class, and getting more so. Our legislators should remedy... read more
Posted November 24, 2014 in Op-Eds
Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is broke. It owes more than $1.3 billion to the federal government. We have been borrowing for more than five years, but now the issue is getting attention.
State Rep. Barbara Sears... read more