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Posted December 08, 2017 in Press Releases
Ohio’s foreclosure filings dropped steeply since their peak during the Great Recession, but remain almost 2.5 times above the pre-housing crisis levels of the 1990s, according to new analysis by Policy Matters Ohio.
In 2016, Ohio... read more
Posted December 07, 2017 in Press Releases
For more than three years, state lawmakers have searched for ways to make Ohio’s unemployment compensation system more solvent. Next week, an Ohio House committee may take action on a bill with vague and incomplete... read more
Posted December 06, 2017 in Press Releases
Like the House bill, the Senate’s newly-passed tax plan is a costly giveaway to the very wealthy and major corporations at the expense of students, elderly Ohioans and struggling families. Senator Rob Portman promoted and... read more
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