The Daily Briefing: Group says Ohio must spend more on social ills

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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