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Posted May 09, 2017 in Press Releases
Despite some course corrections in the House budget, state policy makers are a long way from properly funding Ohio’s public transit system and shoring it up for an impending revenue loss in 2019.
Ohioans for Transportation... read more
Posted May 08, 2017 in Press Releases
Quality preschool and childcare is expensive. In Mahoning Valley, cash strapped centers struggle to deliver good programs, while parents struggle to afford them. To bridge the gap, the Valley needs deeper state investments, according to... read more
Posted May 06, 2017 in eNews
Protecting our care: As the thoroughbreds gallop to the finish today, we’re racing to fight back against threats to Ohio’s health. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that puts health care... read more
Posted May 04, 2017 in Press Releases
The Ohio House of Representatives missed an opportunity to curtail Ohio’s revenue declines in the budget it passed earlier this week. Now, Policy Matters Ohio urges the State Senate to include Governor Kasich’s proposal to... read more
Posted May 04, 2017 in Op-Eds
Kalitha Williams is a policy liaison for Policy Matters Ohio.
Imagine not being able to pay bills or make important purchases because you cannot access your money. That’s what happened to RushCard customers in 2015. The... read more
Posted May 02, 2017 in Press Releases
Provisions in the House budget bill (HB 49), passed today, create barriers to participation in Ohio’s Medicaid expansion, a program that has been remarkably effective in delivering quality care to 723,000 Ohioans.
Instead of simply covering... read more
Posted April 25, 2017 in Press Releases
The Republican majority of the Ohio House of Representatives today announced its proposal for the next two-year state budget. Despite some improvements, the new House plan remains an underinvestment budget that provides inadequate resources for... read more
Posted April 24, 2017 in Press Releases
Today, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on legislation that would boost tax deductions for those who participate in CollegeAdvantage, Ohio’s 529 college savings plan. A new report from Policy Matters Ohio shows... read more