local government

Indigent burial program may see more action amid opioid epidemic, COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - January 4, 2021

A state program to help those who can’t afford to bury their loved ones might see more action than usual, and cause the need for re-education for townships that have to pay for these burials. The Indigent Burial and Cremation program works with townships and municipalities to reimburse some of the costs of funeral disposition. […]

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Decimated local governments can still create jobs

BY: - September 24, 2020

Ohio is experiencing the most unique unemployment event in its recorded history. In April, the state approached 18% unemployment, meaning that over one in six Ohio workers were looking for a job that month. Since then, however, jobs have returned. While the peak of the COVID recession’s unemployment in the state was 60% higher than […]

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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 […]