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Special Projects

Our coordinated campaigns and research projects let us focus our work to do the most good. The projects collected here are ongoing, so check in often for updates.

Overcoming Roadblocks to Health

Smart policy can make Ohio a state where people - whether black, white or brown – or whether they live in a city, a suburb or rural area – can live healthy, happy lives. 

Ohio Budget Project

Ohio's budget reflects our legislators' priorities. Our Ohio Budget Project lays out the fundamentals, digs into specifics and recommends better ways to fund an Ohio that works for everyone.

Workforce Data

A diverse workforce that's trained well and paid fairly is at the heart of a thriving economy. Our Workforce Data page features the most current data on Ohio jobs, wages and more. It's also where you'll find links to some of our most popular reports on work in Ohio.

Medicaid at Risk

Medicaid expansion helps Ohioans see a doctor when they are sick or injured. Health coverage makes it easier for workers to work and for unemployed people to look for work. Ohio has received federal approval to make expanded Medicaid enrollees meet work requirements. This will drive down health coverage.

Student Debt Liberation Campaign

Ohio has one of the highest rates of student debt per capita in the nation. We can do better. For our Student Debt Liberation Campaign, we have partnered with the Ohio Student Association to research student debt in Ohio and recommend policy solutions.

Candidate Resource Materials

Candidates for state and local office trust Policy Matters Ohio's evidence-based analysis to help them craft progressive policy. Here you'll find video from our most recent legislative candidate briefing and links to the research materials we provide to candidates for office.

Federal Revenue and Budget

Benefits from last year's federal tax cuts went mostly to the wealthy. They came at the expense of public programs that support working families. Our Federal Revenue and Budget page analyzes the ways regressive federal taxes and austere federal budgets threaten Ohioans.

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