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Posted March 25, 2009 in Op-Eds
Public transportation is not a priority in Ohio’s $7.6 billion transportation budget. Habitually, we spend less than 1 percent of our state transportation dollars on public transit, giving us the low ranking of 40th in... read more
Posted March 22, 2009 in Op-Eds
The just-passed federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will relieve need and help halt the economic hurricane that is devastating Ohio. Lower-income families and distressed communities have been especially hard hit by layoffs and foreclosures... read more
Posted March 15, 2009 in eNews
¡Bienvenida! – We’re thrilled to welcome (back) Wendy Patton as a new Senior Associate out of Columbus, focused on federal policy, particularly as it relates to making Ohio’s economy greener while building and retaining employment... read more
Posted January 15, 2009 in eNews
Debate of the State – Governor Strickland’s State of the State address yesterday offered a glimpse of the good (full day kindergarten, early childhood investment, more green job, trains from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati,... read more
Posted November 16, 2008 in Press Releases
Job losses, foreclosures leave vacant homes throughout cities like Akron, damaging spirit and value of neighborhoods
By Rick Armon
The Akron Beacon Journal
Ron Perry feels surrounded.
Across the street from his home, there are two vacant houses read more
Posted October 20, 2008 in eNews
Tricky economy – Since our founding eight years ago, Policy Matters has warned about an economy that doled out treats to the wealthiest while leaving low- and middle-income workers out in the cold. We noted... read more
Posted October 16, 2008 in Press Releases
Policy group's small survey finds no fans of short-term creditBy Jim Siegel
A Cleveland research group says that Ohioans who try to help people drowning in debt generally see payday loans as part of the... read more
Posted October 15, 2008 in Press Releases
Dayton Daily News
COLUMBUS read more