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Posted September 12, 2011 in Op-Eds
On Friday, Akron residents and others from Northeast Ohio will have a chance to tell a special committee of the Ohio House of Representatives what they think about the state tax system.
If there is one... read more
Posted June 22, 2011 in Op-Eds
Ohio used to be known for making and building things. Now state government seems to be more interested in selling them.
The state House and Senate have passed versions of the budget that contemplate massive privatization... read more
Posted May 24, 2011 in Op-Eds
Amid slashed school funding, Medicaid changes, drilling in state parks, reductions to libraries and local governments, and cutbacks ranging from child care subsidies to adult basic literacy, it’s easy to overlook one of the most... read more
Posted April 11, 2011 in Op-Eds
Northeast Ohio needs new ways to help families — especially the most vulnerable among us who have the least — build assets so they can grow and protect their incomes.
Asset-building strategies can be simple: a... read more
Posted March 15, 2011 in Op-Eds
The debate over Ohio’s state operating budget gets under way for real today when Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget proposal is revealed.
As the General Assembly considers the budget proposal, here’s something that deserves close... read more
Posted January 23, 2011 in Op-Eds
As Ohio’s new governor, John Kasich, begins his term, this is a perfect moment for our state to rethink priorities and map new paths. High unemployment, big budget shortfalls, the continued erosion of our industrial... read more
Posted January 02, 2011 in Op-Eds
The November elections yielded a new slate of policymakers across Ohio. Given that 2009 marked Ohio’s 15th straight year of record home foreclosure filings, it is critical that future policymakers spend more time on this... read more
Posted September 12, 2010 in Op-Eds
Effective climate legislation would give America a safer, more secure, and more balanced portfolio of energy sources while fostering new markets for new products. Northwest Ohio could be a big beneficiary.
A measure sponsored by Sens.... read more