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The Columbus Dispatch
April 3, 2017
On the eve of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address, Ohio continues to lag several national measure assessing the well-being of its residents, a nonprofit group says. On Ohio Now released its second annual report this morning on how Ohio measures up in a study summarizing statistics on poverty, hunger, infant mortality, employment and education. Ashon McKenzie, policy director of the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, said the state should forgo further tax cuts to generate the money for “deeper investments” to help address a wide-range of needs. “Ohio still lags behind the nation” on many measures of childhood well-being, he said.
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