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Posted January 09, 2016 in Selected Press
Despite breakthroughs such as increased state and federal funding for elder-abuse prevention, the mistreatment of seniors remains low on the list of public priorities, a new report says. And it's not likely to gain much... read more
Posted December 21, 2015 in Selected Press
Bill’s sponsor says state must reform system to pay off debt.
Jobless benefits for Ohio workers could be cut by more than half under a plan by state lawmakers to shore up the state’s unemployment system.
But... read more
Posted December 08, 2015 in Selected Press
Revival of robust weatherization programs could create 2,400 jobs, generate $1.77 billion in energy savings over 13 years
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new study released today by Policy Matters Ohio and NextGen Climate America, in partnership... read more
Posted December 06, 2015 in Selected Press
A bill in the Ohio House that would overhaul Ohio's unemployment compensation system wouldn’t make the system truly solvent even while it would impose barriers to benefits that go beyond what any other state has... read more
Posted November 20, 2015 in Selected Press
Ohio’s unemployment rate in October fell to its lowest level in more than 14 years, dipping to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent the previous month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.
The... read more
Posted November 11, 2015 in Selected Press
Ohio lawmakers are not ready to raise the state’s severance tax on hydraulic fracturing, according to conclusions from a recent report on taxing oil and gas drilling in the Buckeye State.
The findings, however, won’t stop... read more
Posted November 02, 2015 in Selected Press
In the third Republican debate, Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich got into a fracas over fracking.
It started when debate moderator John Harwood asked Kasich whom he was talking about when Kasich said he’s... read more
Posted October 24, 2015 in Selected Press
Popular transportation network claims to have 1,000 drivers in Dayton.
If you frequent any of the area’s bars and restaurants, chances are you’ll be rubbing elbows with someone who will pull out their smartphone and hail... read more