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Posted February 13, 2018 in Press Releases
Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens the ability of unions to collect fair share fees. Ohio legislators also recently unveiled a slate of proposals designed to give... read more
Posted February 12, 2018 in Press Releases
Columbus -- Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, Policy Matters Ohio will release their report “A new way forward: 10 ways to support Ohio’s working people,” which calls for state policies that create security, stability and prosperity... read more
Posted February 06, 2018 in Press Releases
The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees are working, looking for work, caring for an ill family member, or are ill, injured or disabled themselves. Yet the Ohio Department of Medicaid is preparing to ask the... read more
Posted February 05, 2018 in Press Releases
As President Trump speaks in Cincinnati about his tax plan, Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director Amy Hanauer issued the following statement:
“Ohio families and communities will be hurt by the tax and budget choices of the... read more
Posted February 03, 2018 in eNews
Defend kids: Federal programs help almost all of us in some way or another, but they are especially important for children. The GOP tax bill that passed at the end of last year grows the... read more
Posted February 02, 2018 in Press Releases
Ohio workers could lose $224 million
This Monday, the Department of Labor (DOL) will close public comments on a proposed rule that would allow employers to confiscate the tips earned by workers. This would cost tipped... read more
Posted January 29, 2018 in Press Releases
New Policy Matters fact sheets show what’s at stake
This year, the federal tax overhaul becomes the law of the land. Experts estimate that over 10 years, it will add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit.... read more
Posted January 20, 2018 in eNews
Taking aim at Amazon: We found that one in 10 Amazon employees in Ohio make so little that they qualify for federal food aid. The national media was as shocked by the findings as we... read more