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Posted June 08, 2017 in Press Releases
Earlier this week, the Office of Budget and Management reported that Ohio collected $67 million below projections in May. Eleven months into the fiscal year, the state’s total general-revenue fund tax collections are $840 million... read more
Posted June 07, 2017 in Press Releases
The health bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month would effectively end Medicaid expansion by shifting costs to the 32 states that adopted the program, including Ohio. A new report from the... read more
Posted June 06, 2017 in Press Releases
Policy Matters Ohio told the Senate Finance Committee today that the state needs more resources for education, health care and communities instead of the underinvestment in the two-year state budget approved by the House of... read more
Posted June 05, 2017 in Press Releases
As Ohio public schools struggle to recover from the Great Recession, state lawmakers have steadily diverted resources to private schools by expanding voucher programs. While loosening eligibility requirements, Ohio has increased funding for voucher programs... read more
Posted June 03, 2017 in eNews
Following the money: Our research shows a tax break for “pass-through” corporations costs Ohio $1 billion a year. Meanwhile, state policymakers keep warning us that revenues are below projections and the 2018-2019 budget will be... read more
Posted June 02, 2017 in Press Releases
A year ago today, after a hard-fought battle between consumer advocates and the financial industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a draft rule aimed at reining in the worst abuses of payday, car... read more
Posted June 01, 2017 in Press Releases
President Donald Trump’s budget includes a 25 percent cut of $193 billion to food aid over the next 10 years. In Ohio, where more than 16 percent of households live with food insecurity, the pain... read more
Posted May 30, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio’s transit system provided 115 million rides in 2013, making it one of the more frequently used systems in the nation. But when it comes to state spending on public transit, Ohio is at the... read more