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Voucher programs use money for eligible students' public education to pay for private school tuition. Despite public schools strggling to recover funding, voucher program spends 352 percent more since 2008 since program eligibility has increased. Senate Bill 85 would further privatize public education by expanding the eligibility and cost 6.4 times than boucher programs.Year: 2017•State: Ohio•Type: Policy Brief for Report•Source: Policy Matters Ohio•Policy: Education
Wage Theft causes large amount of national loss each year. Ohio spends few resources on wage investigation, and hence cities can take steps to prevent wage theft within their jurisdictions. Cities can use procurement, licensing, tax enforcement, and tax incentives.Year: 2019•State: Ohio•Type: Policy Brief for Report•Source: Policy Matters Ohio•Policy: Finance, Employment
Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program lowers home bills by more than 20%. Weatherization also generates jobs, reduces pollution, and increases home values. Ohio's clean energy standards drove increase in investment in low-income weatherization. Freezing and elimination Ohio's effciency standard for electric utilities can help more weatherize homes.Year: 2014•State: Ohio•Type: Policy Brief for Report•Source: Policy Matters Ohio•Policy: Energy, Environment, Employment
The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition provides free tax preparation for low income families. The refund gained by EITC for low families help them pay for basic needs. The survey for reasons people choose to use EITC, trouble bils, saving challenges, financial practices and assistance needed was made.Year: 2011•State: Ohio•Type: Policy Brief for Report•Source: Policy Matters Ohio•Policy: Revenue
The fnd for public transit in Ohio is not enough.Most metropolitan transit agencies will lose money as the state narrows the sales tax.Year: 2017•State: Ohio•Type: Policy Brief for Report•Source: Policy Matters Ohio•Policy: Tansportation and Mobility, Revenue