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Tiberi, Paulsen examine issues surrounding uneven economic recovery during hearing

/   Staff, The Ripon Advance

The economy has not surged back from the recession, and a drawn-out recovery and meager growth rate have exacerbated the country’s many challenges, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) said on Wednesday during a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing. Tiberi, the chairman of the JEC, convened the hearing to focus on the decline of economic opportunity…

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Medina targets city’s political elites and ‘Pay to Play’ system

/   John MacCormack, San Antonio News-Express

In a story on Sunday’s page A1, the San Antonio Express-News contrasted mayoral candidate Manuel Medina’s claim that San Antonio is the most economically segregated city in America with a 2015 report by The Martin Prosperity Institute of the University of Toronto that ranked San Antonio sixth among all cities with the problem, and third…

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Rob Portman reaches out to Donald Trump on opioid crisis: Ohio Politics Roundup

/   Mary Kilpatrick,

Economic recovery: U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who’s considering running for U.S. Senate, wants to better understand Ohio’s uneven economic recovery, theDispatch’s Wehrman writes. “Tiberi wondered why some parts of the state have recovered, drawing in new business and seeing its unemployment rate drop, while other parts have struggled. Appalachia, for example, continues to be…

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Congress Examines the Irregularly Tepid Economic Recovery

/   Staff, ValueWalk

A congressional committee held a hearing Wednesday to examine why the economic recovery has been so slow, with many still struggling nearly a decade later. The recession was sparked by the subprime mortgage and the financial crisis of 2007. It was followed by an incredibly slow recovery. The economy has strengthened over the last year,…

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How to deal with ‘left behind’ America

/   James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute

Recent attention — thanks in good part to the 2016 elections — on inequality and mobility issues has focused on America’s “left behind” Appalachian and Rust Belt regions, such as depicted in “Hillbilly Elegy“. A couple of recent Economic Innovation Group reports add context. One illustrated the lopsided nature of the post-recession recovery, finding that…

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Ohio’s economic recovery lags nation, experts testify

/   Sabrina Eaton,

WASHINGTON –  Ohio’s recovery from recession has lagged other parts of the country because its economy lacks “dynamism” and the state has a poor rate of rate of new business formation, a think tank representative told a congressional committee on Wednesday. John Lettieri of the Economic Innovation Group – which authored a study last year that…

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