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Posted October 31, 2017 in Press Releases
Those making more than $31,000 could still be out of luck
Ohio salaried workers had $45 million per year on the line yesterday when the Trump administration issued a last minute decision to defend the administrative... read more
Posted October 28, 2017 in eNews
Tax (de)form moves forward: President Trump and Congressional Republicans are selling us a bill of goods – claiming their plan to overhaul the tax code will spur economic growth and help the middle class. But... read more
Posted October 27, 2017 in Press Releases
The budget resolution narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, bringing Congress one step closer to enacting $1.5 trillion in unpaid-for tax cuts largely for the wealthy and profitable corporations while making low- and... read more
Posted October 26, 2017 in Press Releases
After years of draining resources from Ohio’s local governments and transit agencies, the 2018-2019 state budget slashes funding for counties and transit agencies by nearly $200 million a year after this budget period ends.
In two... read more
Posted October 24, 2017 in Press Releases
Policy Matters testifies before House Ways and Means Committee
Most states require people who spend at least 183 days a year there to pay income tax. Ohio, on the other hand, allows people to live in... read more
Posted October 16, 2017 in Press Releases
Threats to Medicaid could undermine efforts
One of the bright spots in the 2018-2019 Ohio budget is the concerted and coordinated efforts lawmakers made to steer more resources to stem the drug epidemic that has consumed... read more
Posted October 14, 2017 in eNews
Payday’s bad day: If you’re a payday lender, you’re not happy with the new rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week. If you’re a consumer caught in the debt trap, you... read more
Posted October 13, 2017 in Press Releases
Bill improved, but still whacks benefits, uses iffy numbers
Ohio Rep. Kirk Schuring has introduced a bill aimed at bringing financial stability to the Ohio unemployment compensation system. But an initial review of House Bill 382... read more