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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
Posted May 25, 2017 in Press Releases
Last year Ohio spent more than $7.3 million on financial aid for students at for-profit schools. Now new data show their students often do not earn enough to support themselves, let alone repay student loans.
For... read more
Posted May 25, 2017 in Selected Press
By Karen Farkas, Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Students who attend for-profit colleges earn less and have more debt, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio. More state oversight is needed and Ohio needs... read more
Posted May 25, 2017 in Op-Eds
Graduated personal income tax is crucial
Zach SchillerResearch directorPolicy Matters Ohio
Two principles are most important for a tax system: We need to raise enough revenue for strong public services like education, health care and infrastructure and... read more
Posted May 23, 2017 in Press Releases
Who: Wendy Patton, Senior Project Manager, Policy Matters Ohio
Andy Albrecht, CEO, The Counseling Center, Portsmouth, Ohio
Mike Uhl, President, Atrium Medical Center, Middletown
Dr. Nate Stehouwer, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
What: Policy Matters Ohio... read more