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Posted April 02, 2018 in Press Releases
Ohio’s rural landscape is dotted with big, silvery grain storage facilities. In some places, concrete silos tower over railroad tracks. These are where some of the nation’s largest grain handling companies store grain produced by... read more
Posted March 31, 2018 in eNews
Don’t let corporate franchisors off the hook: Under current law, franchisors and franchisees are jointly responsible for compliance with regulations that protect Ohio’s workers. We think it should stay that way. Corporate franchisors across the... read more
Posted March 29, 2018 in Press Releases
This month, Policy Matters Ohio welcomed Dr. Roland Anglin, Ph.D. and Dr. Ashwini Sehgal, M.D. to its board of directors.
Anglin is the recently-appointed dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland... read more
Posted March 28, 2018 in Press Releases
Despite draconian cuts in his 2019 budget proposal, last week President Trump signed a 2018 spending bill that maintains funding for crucial programs that protect children and the elderly from abuse and make sure struggling... read more
Posted March 22, 2018 in Press Releases
Bills for new ones proliferate, potentially costing tens of millions a year
Ohio legislators are considering a variety of new tax breaks that would cost the state tens of millions in annual revenues and have recently... read more
Posted March 21, 2018 in Press Releases
House Bill 494 would give corporate franchise owners a free pass when it comes to their franchisees complying with labor and employment law. Today, Policy Matters Researcher Hannah Halbert submitted testimony against the legislation to... read more
Posted March 20, 2018 in Press Releases
Policy Matters weighed in on two bills before state legislators today. Researcher Hannah Halbert testified before the Senate Finance Committee in support of legislation to extend unemployment benefits to military spouses who have to leave... read more
Posted March 17, 2018 in eNews
Manufacturing a High-Wage Ohio: This week, business owners, labor leaders, academics and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown came together to discuss ways to strengthen Ohio’s manufacturing sector. Policy Matters and the Century Foundation sponsored the event... read more