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Posted September 22, 2014 in Op-Eds
Across Ohio, local governments have fewer resources to provide public services than before the last recession. State budget cuts and the erosion of inflation prevent many Ohio communities from resurfacing roads, reopening recreation centers and... read more
Posted August 07, 2014 in Op-Eds
Policy liaison Kalitha Williams discusses the adverse impact nefarious lenders can have on poor families.
First published in the Columbus African American News Journal, August 2014 edition.
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Posted July 07, 2014 in Op-Eds
Ohio’s new tax cuts favor the wealthy, families and neighborhoods pay. Abandoned houses dot the landscape, community efforts to get quality pre-K off the ground need a boost, and shocking infant mortality rates... read more
Posted July 01, 2014 in Op-Eds
Director Amy Hanauer weighs in on the power of local communities to create positive change in a national climate that has often left families behind
This article appeared originally in Dissent Magazine.
Denial and indifference are two... read more
Posted June 02, 2014 in Op-Eds
Parents who work need to know that their children are in safe, high-quality care settings while they are on the job. So do their employers.
But such care is expensive: Last year, the average cost... read more
Posted December 14, 2013 in Op-Eds
Almost a year has passed since new levy money began flowing to the Cleveland school district and partnering charters. Since then, the schools have become more deeply engaged in many encouraging initiatives, the best flowing... read more
Posted September 01, 2013 in Op-Eds
Labor force participation was at a 33-year low at the end of 2012, Ohio job growth is fourth worst among states since 2005, and wages in Ohio inched up just a penny last year from... read more
Posted July 02, 2013 in Op-Eds
Ohio’s new budget bill makes our tax code less fair, raises less money than it should and misses opportunities for Ohioans. The budget shifts taxes from top earners to middle- and lower-income workers, increases the... read more