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Study finds low wages will challenge budget initiatives on public assistance

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The Mid-Biennium Review created five initiatives to help public assistance recipients get jobs and reduce reliance on public assistance, detailed in a new report by Policy Matters Ohio.  “The context of these initiatives is a low-wage economy that leaves many working families i

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Public Assistance Initiatives in 2014 Ohio Budget Bill

 Changes to public assistance programs in the MBR emphasize cost cutting, stricter eligibility, but not alleviation of poverty.

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See you at the City Club!

In this eNews: Friday Forum at the City Club is this week; stable unemployment, but Ohio still far short of lost jobs; LeBron James back in town and in the news with Policy Matters; and our staffers weigh in on jobs and Ohio’s future in the press.

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Happy Anniversary?

Ohio still crawling out of a six figure job deficit, adds 12,700 jobs in June.  Unemployment rate steady at 5.5 percent.

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Amy Hanauer at to speak at City Club July 25th. Register Now.

Let’s create an Ohio economy that works…for all of us.
Policy Matters Ohio director Amy Hanauer to deliver the Friday Forum this July 25th at the City Club of Cleveland.
Join us. Register now.
 

 
Friday, July 25th

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Big tax cuts for the wealthy, few new jobs

Big tax breaks to the wealthy in MBR, with little job growth; unemployment rate falls as workers leave the labor force; the Supreme Court gives predatory payday lenders a pass on triple digit interest rates; but severance taxes to cover public costs of fracking are “puny;” and Director Amy Hanauer to rally the City Club of Cleveland on making our Ohio economy work…for all of us.

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Dayton Ohio, Denver, ending Regional Job Piracy

This report by Good Jobs First finds that smart economic development measures in Dayton and Denver curb regional job piracy.

Go to Good Jobs First.
Sprawling Job Piracy among Cities and Suburbs Can Be Ended
 

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Big cuts for the wealthy, few new jobs

Big tax breaks to the wealthy in MBR, with little job growth; unemployment rate falls as workers leave the labor force; the Supreme Court gives predatory payday lenders a pass on triple digit interest rates; but severance taxes to cover public costs of fracking are “puny;” and Director Amy Hanauer to rally the City Club of Cleveland on making our Ohio economy work…for all of us.

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Cuts and Breaks, but Few New Jobs

Big tax breaks to the welathy in MBR, with little job growth; unemployment rate falls as workers leave the labor force; the Supreme Court gives predatory payday lenders a pass on triple digit interest rates; but severance taxes to cover public costs of fracking are “puny;” and Director Amy Hanauer to rally the City Club of Cleveland on making our Ohio economy work…for all of us.

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