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Posted January 10, 2018 in Press Releases
Ohio’s proposed fix to its unemployment compensation system needs more work, Policy Matters Ohio testified today. House Bill 382 is an improvement over earlier attempts to bolster the system’s solvency but the legislation still requires... read more
Posted January 05, 2018 in Press Releases
Almost overnight, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, with more than 6,000 workers and thousands more to be added soon at three more big warehouses. It has also become one of the largest... read more
Posted December 28, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio’s poorest workers will get a bump in pay next month when the state minimum wage rises 15 cents from $8.15 per hour to $8.30. About 146,000 Ohio workers who now earn less than $8.30... read more
Posted December 26, 2017 in Press Releases
Over a million Ohioans have student loan debt totaling more than $57 billion. Because Ohio public college tuition is higher than most other states, Ohioans borrow more. On top of that, Ohio’s predatory repayment climate... read more
Posted December 20, 2017 in Press Releases
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate today finalized and passed the Republican tax bill. Ohio’s delegation voted along straight party lines. Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio, released this statement:
“Ohio’s Republican Congressional... read more
Posted December 08, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio’s foreclosure filings dropped steeply since their peak during the Great Recession, but remain almost 2.5 times above the pre-housing crisis levels of the 1990s, according to new analysis by Policy Matters Ohio.
In 2016, Ohio... read more
Posted December 07, 2017 in Press Releases
For more than three years, state lawmakers have searched for ways to make Ohio’s unemployment compensation system more solvent. Next week, an Ohio House committee may take action on a bill with vague and incomplete... read more
Posted December 06, 2017 in Press Releases
Like the House bill, the Senate’s newly-passed tax plan is a costly giveaway to the very wealthy and major corporations at the expense of students, elderly Ohioans and struggling families. Senator Rob Portman promoted and... read more