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Posted October 05, 2017 in Press Releases
After years of deliberation, research, stakeholder engagement and fielding more than 1 million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the final rule to regulate payday and car title lending today. The CFPB's rule... read more
Posted October 04, 2017 in Press Releases
Legislators should end special treatment for some business owners
The Ohio General Assembly should close a loophole in the tax law that allows many business owners to avoid state income tax on compensation they receive from... read more
Posted October 03, 2017 in Press Releases
In 2004, the Ohio legislature passed the Ohio Debt Adjusters Act to protect Ohioans from unscrupulous debt settlement companies that claim to help people get out of debt, but often end up harming them even... read more
Posted October 02, 2017 in Press Releases
For many Ohioans, college paves the way to the middle class. If President Trump and Congressional Republicans get their way, college could become more unaffordable and further out of reach for many Ohio students, according... read more
Posted September 30, 2017 in eNews
We’re so tired of waiting: A committee to review the $9 billion a year Ohio spends on tax breaks still hasn’t met and is months behind schedule. Some tax breaks make sense, many of them... read more
Posted September 28, 2017 in Press Releases
New Policy Matters report shows way forward
After a long delay, Ohio’s legislative leaders finally appointed members of the state’s new Tax Expenditure Review Committee, but they still have not met to begin reviewing the state’s... read more
Posted September 25, 2017 in Press Releases
Policy Matters Ohio submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (CGHJ) health care bill today. The bill threatens health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. The changes the bill... read more
Posted September 19, 2017 in Press Releases
The gender wage gap is narrowing, but Ohio’s female workers still face significant barriers at work.
In 1979 Ohio women made 61 percent of what men made compared to 82 percent today. With a median hourly... read more