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Posted July 20, 2018 in Press Releases
Land installment contracts, once a tool for speculators to exploit black families barred from access to traditional mortgages, have made a resurgence in Ohio since the foreclosure crisis. Under these arrangements, buyers accrue zero equity... read more
Posted July 19, 2018 in Press Releases
A new report finds that Ohio’s wealthiest 1 percent made on average 18.6 times more than the average income of all other Ohio families in 2015, before taxes and transfers. The national report, by economists... read more
Posted July 18, 2018 in Press Releases
Ohio should take steps so on-line merchants collect taxes that are due
Note: This replaces a June 21, 2018 version of this release. This version is updated to reflect our improved understanding of changes needed to... read more
Posted July 16, 2018 in Press Releases
Axes protection for pre-existing conditions, turns Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies into block grant
A new Policy Matters Ohio policy brief finds more than 830,000 Ohioans are at risk of losing health coverage under a new... read more
Posted July 12, 2018 in Press Releases
Transfer of $657 million into rainy day fund ignores needs of state residents
The Kasich administration today transferred $657 million into the state’s rainy day fund. But instead of banking this money, the state should have... read more
Posted July 03, 2018 in Press Releases
A new plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have devastating effects on health insurance coverage and put a staggering number of Ohioans’ health and financial security at risk.
This new plan, unveiled at... read more
Posted June 29, 2018 in Press Releases
Cynthia Connolly accepts Community Shares' 2018 Rising Activist award
Policy Matters Ohio development director Cynthia Connolly received the 2018 Rising Activist award from Greater Cleveland Community Shares. The award honors an individual under the age of... read more
Posted June 27, 2018 in Press Releases
Janus decision further weakens collective bargaining
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for 17.3 million working people to join together to seek safer working conditions, fair pay, and family-sustaining benefits. The court has... read more