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4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Tax fairness
Editorials
Ohio lawmakers made the state’s tax system a little more fair two years ago by enacting a state earned income tax credit. The program helps more than 500,000 low and middle-income families with children make ends meet each year. But because of the way the credit is calculated, it does not benefit most of Ohio’s poorest workers. …

4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Portman needs to help clear the air
Letters to the Editor
The voting in Congress on the federal budget brought out many truths about where our leaders’ priorities lie. What it revealed about Ohio’s senators is that there is a great divided between them (“Environmental group targets Ohio’s Portman over clean air,” April 11). …

4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Pair Great Lakes water with Calif.’s need
Letters to the Editor
California has a drought crisis. Yet instead of harnessing the precious bounty of trillions of gallons of fresh water in the Great Lakes, politicians in the states that touch the lakes are content to let that water go to waste (“Calif. water board says conservation down,” April 8). …

4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Fast track needed for trade negotiations
Letters to the Editor
I appreciated your editorial for its candor and clarity in sorting fact from fiction about the effects of trade agreements. Fear-mongering by politicians whose rhetoric plays into concerns about employment security is wrong. …

4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Trade deal must protect U.S. workers
Letters to the Editor
I agree that future trade agreements must include strong labor and environmental standards (“Sense on free trade,” editorial, April 7). But if the North American Free Trade Agreement and Central American Free Trade Agreement taught us anything, it’s that fast-tracking trade deals — which limits congressional oversight and allows trade pacts to be finalized with little democratic process …

4/14/2015 12:00 AM
Little Canadian town shaped health care
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SASKATOON — Consistent with the modest character of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, at the center of a country that revels in modesty, a modest commemorative sits in front of a modest two-story home. …

4/13/2015 12:00 AM
Housing drain
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Addressing Congress 80 years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt called adequate housing a right of every American family willing to work. The Housing Act of 1949 set national goals that included “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.” …

4/13/2015 12:00 AM
Lessons on equality

Indiana’s governor and state lawmakers have endured significant backlash and criticism after passage of a religious freedom law that many people feared would permit discrimination against gay people. Although state officials have since tempered and clarified the law, the damage is done. Ohio should heed the debacle as a cautionary tale. …

4/13/2015 12:00 AM
Keeping CHIP

Universal health care is a divisive issue — unless it’s for children. The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program began in 1997 with little of the vitriol that surrounds Obamacare, and it’s thrived quietly with bipartisan support. …

4/13/2015 12:00 AM
Brown, Kaptur must fight deal
Letters to the Editor
In your April 7 editorial “Sense on free trade,” you proclaimed that Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) are wrong for their “protectionist instincts” over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. …




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