Policy Matters Ohio

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6:28 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Reports: Ohio Workers More Productive But Wages Declining

A new report says Ohio workers are more productive and better educated, but they aren't necessarily making more money.

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6:48 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Number Of Ohioans In Labor Force Hits 36 Year Low

The number of Ohioans in the labor force this year is at its lowest level since October 1978. Two economic experts see that number –and others – in different ways.

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8:38 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Think Tank Says Ohio Tax Policies Favor The Wealthy

Ohio lawmakers began income tax cuts back in 2005 and they have continued to cut those same taxes even in recent years.

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10:26 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Ohio’s Elderly Greatly Abused And Neglected, Says Group

Ohio’s elderly are vastly unprotected and underserved, according to a public policy group’s latest report.

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7:04 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Advice For Those Losing Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Labor Department says the number of Ohioans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose by 15 hundred last week due to layoffs in manufacturing.

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6:32 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Figures Differ On Low-Income Ohioans Covered Under Medicaid Expansion

When Medicaid expansion was discussed in recent months, advocates said it would allow coverage for 275 thousand low-income Ohioans.

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7:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Local Governments Struggle To Provide Services After State Cuts

Columbus city leaders are working toward a 75 million dollar balance in the municipal rainy day fund. One of the reasons is to help the city maintain services in an era of state funding cuts.

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6:56 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Study Paints Poor Picture Of Ohio Economy

A study by a progressive-leaning think tank shows Ohio continues to have high rates of unemployment and low wages.

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9:31 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Dueling Studies On Ohio’s Tax Reform System

Some Ohio retailers say the new state budget will help the state’s brick and mortar stores by equalizing the tax structure for online purchases.

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7:31 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Studies: State Budget Will Hurt Ohioans' Pocketbooks

The Ohio Republican Party hails the new two year state budget as a win for taxpayers.

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9:24 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Benefits Of State Film Tax Credits Debated

As more films are made in the state, there is renewed debate over the tax credits Ohio is using to lure movie makers here. 

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6:22 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Activists Lobby For Medicaid Expansion

Advocates for expanding Medicaid used the Mother's Day holiday to ask state lawmakers what their mothers would do about the issue.

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7:27 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Debate Over Proposed Tax Shift Continues

Republicans who dominate the Ohio legislature are continuing to signal their enthusiasm for GOP Governor John Kasich's proposal to slash the graduated state income tax. That was clear again Tuesday when a House tax-writing subcommittee held another hearing on the idea that's just PART of a much larger tax SHIFT proposal. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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