April 25, 2015

Budget Briefing: Proposed House Changes

The Ohio House Finance Committee proposed a major overhaul of Gov. Kasich’s two-year budget that preserves tax cuts for those at the top without a way to pay for them, and includes new threats to labor, the poor and local communities.

Take Action to Support Paid Family Leave

The U.S. is one of only 3 countries in the world with no legal right to paid time off work for pregnancy, childbirth and infant care. Only 13 percent of U.S. workers enjoy any paid family leave benefits through their employers. New federal legislation could change that.

Budget Briefing: Local Impacts

After four years of deep funding cuts, Ohio’s local communities see little relief in Governor Kasich’s proposed 2016-2017 budget. We take a look at the local impacts of the state budget plan.

News Release: The School Funding Squeeze

Over a decade of income tax cuts and increased funding to charter schools have squeezed school funding in Ohio. In “The School Funding Squeeze,” we describe how the value of state aid to local schools has been diminished and what the state legislature can do right now to fix it.

Hearings to Start on Proposed Ohio 6-Week Abortion Ban

Tomorrow, Ohio lawmakers will begin debate on a new bill that would ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. And they’re curiously looking to a male committee chairman to do it.