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Posted December 01, 2017 in Press Releases
Columbus, Ohio — Ignoring Ohio community and advocacy organizations that defend borrowers from predatory payday lending, Representative Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) co-sponsored a bill that would stop implementation of a rule finalized by the Consumer Financial... read more
Posted November 29, 2017 in Press Releases
With the Senate set to vote on its version of the GOP tax bill this week, Policy Matters Ohio is releasing an interactive map that shows how the bill and the likely subsequent spending cuts... read more
Posted November 28, 2017 in Press Releases
The rural growth tax credit made it into the corrections bill for the 2018-19 Ohio budget among the final amendments added in Conference Committee. The provision would create a quasi-public investment fund backed by $45... read more
Posted November 17, 2017 in Press Releases
New data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) confirm that Ohio’s big job gain in September was a blip. Data revisions erased all but 100 of the 10,500 new... read more
Posted November 10, 2017 in Press Releases
On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their new tax proposal. Like the House bill, it would give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to wealthy households and major corporations at the expense of low-and... read more
Posted November 09, 2017 in Press Releases
Progress on drug epidemic, not enough revenue to meet needs
Ohio legislators forged the state’s 2018-2019 budget as revenue dropped and opioid deaths soared. In the midst of the drug epidemic, lawmakers scrambled to find money... read more
Posted November 06, 2017 in Press Releases
The Republican tax plan delivers enormous tax cuts to the wealthiest Ohioans while raising taxes for some middle-class families and dramatically growing the deficit. By 2027, cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of Ohioans will... read more
Posted November 03, 2017 in Press Releases
For Ohioans living on the edge of poverty, holding down a job can be difficult, especially when pay is too low for many to afford food, shelter and care for young children. Ohio’s 2018-2019 state... read more