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Posted October 02, 2015 in Selected Press
From the Ohio Organizing Collaborative on Thursday:
Several Ohio organizations are calling for a 5 percent severance tax on oil and gas production to help pay soaring costs of the shale drilling boom to local communities... read more
Posted September 28, 2015 in Selected Press
Welfare spending advocates are up in arms over Ohio’s use of food stamp work requirement waivers, calling the waivers unfair and even racist.
The problem, according to progressive think tank Policy Matters Ohio, is state officials’... read more
Posted September 23, 2015 in Selected Press
A new study suggests Ohio tax policy is heavily in favor of the affluent, while hitting the poorest the hardest.
The state tax changes made in the past three years have given the top-earning 1 percent... read more
Posted September 09, 2015 in Selected Press
Ohio now ranks third in the nation for families forced to skip meals or eat less because they didn't have the money or resources to put food on their table. Advocates for the poor blame... read more
Posted September 07, 2015 in Selected Press
Ohio’s economy may be improving, but in many ways the state is still struggling nearly six years after the end of the Great Recession.
Experts have different ideas on how to help the economy get stronger.... read more
Posted September 06, 2015 in Selected Press
Tax abatement has been a common carrot that communities use to attract development. To date, however, cities and other tax-abating governments haven't shared much about the accumulated financial consequences of those tax breaks.
Now, because of... read more
Posted August 24, 2015 in Selected Press
This fall, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to announce new federal rules to address predatory lending practices, regulations that some policy experts say cannot come soon enough. Credit: krosseel/Morguefile
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Legislation restricting... read more
Posted August 14, 2015 in Selected Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich likes to trumpet that Ohio has added 350,000 private sector jobs on his watch as he touts his resume on the presidential campaign trail.
But his claim has prompted some... read more