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Posted September 06, 2017 in Press Releases
Low-paying industries are growing fast in Ohio, with eight of the state’s top 13 occupations paying median wages low enough for workers supporting a family of three to qualify for federal food aid. Ten percent... read more
Posted September 05, 2017 in Press Releases
A promising new bi-partisan health proposal from eight governors breaks with past Congressional Republicans’ harmful approaches. Instead, they hope to preserve and expand on coverage gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by strengthening... read more
Posted September 03, 2017 in Selected Press
How much Ohio workers earn and whether or not they have a job often depends on their race, gender or where they live, according to The State of Working Ohio 2017, a new report from... read more
Posted September 03, 2017 in eNews
Turn around: Every now and then we get a little bit angry that the General Assembly fails to close unproductive tax loopholes. But on the bright side, after years of tax cuts for Ohio’s wealthiest,... read more
Posted August 29, 2017 in Press Releases
Katie Fallon is joining Policy Matters Ohio as a research analyst.
In both work and studies, Fallon focused on identifying the best policies to provide all people with decent housing, transportation and other essentials. Fallon received... read more
Posted August 23, 2017 in Press Releases
After a nearly 12-year-long tax-cutting spree, the Ohio General Assembly finally approved a budget that doesn’t significantly cut revenues for public services or shift taxes onto those who can least afford it. Despite the progress,... read more
Posted August 22, 2017 in Press Releases
The Ohio Senate joined the House and overrode six of the Governor’s budget vetoes today.
“There was both good and bad news in the Senate votes,” said Wendy Patton, senior project director at Policy Matters Ohio.
One... read more
Posted August 21, 2017 in Press Releases
Governor Kasich vetoed 47 provisions in the state budget and the House overrode 11 of them. Most of them had to do with Medicaid. Medicaid is Ohio’s largest single health insurer, covering around 3 million... read more