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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
Posted January 17, 2018 in Press Releases
For the first time, governments across Ohio and the country are reporting the cost of tax abatements they grant for economic development. The information is required under a new rule by the nonprofit that sets... read more
Posted January 15, 2018 in Press Releases
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director Amy Hanauer releases the following statement:
Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis, Tenn. by a racist white... read more
Posted January 10, 2018 in Press Releases
Ohio’s proposed fix to its unemployment compensation system needs more work, Policy Matters Ohio testified today. House Bill 382 is an improvement over earlier attempts to bolster the system’s solvency but the legislation still requires... read more
Posted January 06, 2018 in eNews
Goodbye 2017: Happy New Year from Policy Matters! Between policy fights, we made time to celebrate (see photo). We ended the year pushing back against the disastrous GOP tax bill. We didn’t prevail but we’re... read more
Posted January 05, 2018 in Press Releases
Almost overnight, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, with more than 6,000 workers and thousands more to be added soon at three more big warehouses. It has also become one of the largest... read more