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A year in, DeWine names panel to recommend fixes to Ohio’s unemployment system. What took so long?

BY: - February 8, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he’s forming a public-private partnership to recommend improvements to the state’s struggling unemployment system.  That system, operated by the Department of Job and Family Services, has experienced epic problems since the coronavirus pandemic started nearly a year ago.  As with many other states, Ohio’s system was outdated […]

Governor’s office: Federal $300 unemployment supplement likely coming

BY: - August 10, 2020

It appears likely that unemployed Ohians will get a $300-a-week federal supplement to their benefits, but it’s unclear when it will start, Dan Tierney, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s press secretary, said Monday. The supplement was called for as part of a series of executive orders President Donald Trump signed Saturday.  “Part of the timing of […]

Trump war on Obamacare front and center during COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - May 26, 2020

The coronavirus is a double whammy. Many are losing health coverage at the same time they’re threatened with a disease that often leads to hospital stays that can be ruinously expensive. So, amid spiraling job losses, millions are expected to buy individual health plans on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. […]


How local governments can create high-paying jobs for residents

BY: - December 18, 2019

How do local governments create living wage and high-paying jobs for residents of neighborhoods of concentrated poverty?  One tool we have are business incentives, or, as leading national business incentive economist Timothy Bartik describes them, “tax breaks, cash grants/loans, or services that are (1) targeted at an individual firm, or some industry or group of […]