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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
Posted September 19, 2017 in Op-Eds
COLUMBUS: Frantic efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) captured the nation’s attention all summer. We breathed a sigh of relief when three Republican senators voted no, driving a stake through the... read more
Posted September 16, 2017 in eNews
The data is in: The U.S. Census Bureau released income and poverty data this week proving what many of us already know: Federal programs like food aid, refundable tax credits, Social Security and the Affordable... read more
Posted September 12, 2017 in Press Releases
New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal programs like food assistance and refundable tax credits for working families help keep Ohioans healthy and reduce... read more