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Posted December 04, 2017 in Press Releases
Between 2001 and 2015, 124,000 Ohio workers received federal assistance after losing their jobs due to trade agreements with other nations. During that time, the Economic Policy Institute estimates that Ohio lost nearly as many... read more
Posted December 02, 2017 in eNews
They call this reform? The U.S. Senate voted to approve a tax bill that would explode the deficit, give huge paydays to the top 1 percent and lead to devastating cuts to important programs like... read more
Posted December 01, 2017 in Press Releases
Columbus, Ohio — Ignoring Ohio community and advocacy organizations that defend borrowers from predatory payday lending, Representative Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) co-sponsored a bill that would stop implementation of a rule finalized by the Consumer Financial... read more
Posted November 29, 2017 in Press Releases
With the Senate set to vote on its version of the GOP tax bill this week, Policy Matters Ohio is releasing an interactive map that shows how the bill and the likely subsequent spending cuts... read more
Posted November 28, 2017 in Press Releases
The rural growth tax credit made it into the corrections bill for the 2018-19 Ohio budget among the final amendments added in Conference Committee. The provision would create a quasi-public investment fund backed by $45... read more
Posted November 17, 2017 in Press Releases
New data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) confirm that Ohio’s big job gain in September was a blip. Data revisions erased all but 100 of the 10,500 new... read more
Posted November 11, 2017 in eNews
Amy Hanauer participates on a panel for the City of Cleveland
Thank you for your service: On Veteran’s Day, we’re pushing for policies that actually help veterans. The GOP tax and budget plans threaten to cut... read more
Posted November 10, 2017 in Press Releases
On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their new tax proposal. Like the House bill, it would give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to wealthy households and major corporations at the expense of low-and... read more