Welcome to the Policy Matters Ohio press room. If you have a media inquiry please contact us or call 216.361.9801.
Newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, online news sources, and blogs mention our work or quote our staff more than 500 times a year. Selected media stories that cite our research, op-eds we’ve written, press releases about our research and eNewsletters are available through the Press Room menu.
In addition, community groups, advocacy organizations, funders, and others invite members of our staff to present findings from our research at more than 100 events each year. Download our two-page backgrounder on Policy Matters here.
Posted August 22, 2017 in Press Releases
The Ohio Senate joined the House and overrode six of the Governor’s budget vetoes today.
“There was both good and bad news in the Senate votes,” said Wendy Patton, senior project director at Policy Matters Ohio.
One... read more
Posted August 21, 2017 in Press Releases
Governor Kasich vetoed 47 provisions in the state budget and the House overrode 11 of them. Most of them had to do with Medicaid. Medicaid is Ohio’s largest single health insurer, covering around 3 million... read more
Posted August 15, 2017 in Press Releases
During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump promised to bring back blue collar jobs. Six months into his administration, the jobs data shows there's been little progress toward fulfilling that promise in Ohio.
Since President... read more
Posted August 11, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio students, children, seniors face big losses
From food aid to Medicaid to Pell Grants, the Republican budget plan making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives takes aim at critical public services that help... read more
Posted August 09, 2017 in Press Releases
Although high school graduation rates are going up, for young people living in Greater Cleveland, living wage jobs are hard to come by – especially for young Clevelanders of color.
Between 2013 and 2015, Clevelanders between... read more
Posted August 03, 2017 in Press Releases
Smart trade policy can protect manufacturing, workers and the environment
Policy Matters Ohio executive director Amy Hanauer testified today on ways to encourage American manufacturing and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at a... read more
Posted August 02, 2017 in Press Releases
This month, the Ohio Senate may finally settle the 2018-2019 budget. Their decisions on whether to override some or all of the governor’s vetoes will have a profound impact ranging from Medicaid health care coverage... read more
Posted July 28, 2017 in Press Releases
Policy Matters Ohio Senior Project Director Wendy Patton on the U.S. Senate’s failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
Last night’s narrow defeat of the Senate “skinny repeal” bill is a huge victory, one that helps... read more