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Posted June 04, 2018 in Press Releases
State lawmakers spend Ohioans’ tax dollars through the budget, but also through the tax code. Tax breaks (“tax expenditures”) cost the state more than $9 billion annually. While policymakers watch the budget carefully, until this... read more
Posted May 25, 2018 in Press Releases
Kalitha Willliams, policy liaison at Policy Matters Ohio, was recently elected to the board of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), a research, advocacy, education and service organization. Kalitha has led Policy Matters Ohio's... read more
Posted May 18, 2018 in Press Releases
After the House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill today, Policy Matters Ohio’s Executive Director Amy Hanauer released the following statement:
“The Farm Bill that failed in the House today would have created new barriers for... read more
Posted May 17, 2018 in Press Releases
Columbus, Ohio – A rule to protect consumers against fraudulent practices by payday and car title lenders survived threats in Congress, handing a big win to the more than 100 Ohio organizations that fought for... read more
Posted May 16, 2018 in Press Releases
Policy Matters Ohio, Innovation Ohio Education Fund brief leaders on ‘A Winning Economic Agenda for Working Families’
COLUMBUS – Policy Matters Ohio and Innovation Ohio briefed advocates and local leaders on their recently released report,... read more
Posted May 14, 2018 in Press Releases
Last week, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced plans to close the CFPB’s Office for Students and Young Consumers by merging it with the Office for Financial Education. This will weaken... read more
Posted May 10, 2018 in Press Releases
Policy Matters analysis exposes misinterpretations, contradictions
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced it would encourage states to seek waivers for Medicaid demonstration projects that would make it more difficult for millions of Americans to... read more
Posted May 09, 2018 in Press Releases
Statehouse committee should curtail tax break mission creep
Policy Matters Ohio testified before the Tax Expenditure Review Committee today, arguing for more rigorous review of tax breaks that sap more than $9 billion each year from... read more