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Making state and local government more democratic, efficient, and accountable will require campaign finance reform, the curtailing of independent authorities, and increased regional cooperation. It will also require close attention to issues of patronage, contracting procedures, ethics, public input, transparency, and the enforcement of existing laws and regulations.

Major reform is required to (i) reduce the tax burden on people with low incomes; (ii) increase taxes on products and activities that cause pollution in order to reflect their true social and governmental costs; (iii) reduce wasteful corporate tax subsidies; and (iv) provide greater, more equitable, and more predictable support to high-poverty cities and counties.

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September 9, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants protections from Buffalo's rising home values"

"Every neighborhood in Buffalo has increased in value, according to the city's recently completed 2020 citywide property tax revaluation of 93,000 residential and commercial properties. The city's total projected value is $17.4 billion, up 63 percent from last year's tax roll, with a projected …

September 5, 2019

WKBW Buffalo: "Sticker shock with new Buffalo property assessments"

All Buffalo neighborhoods have gone up in value - but will mean more taxes for some.  

July 1, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Working Toward a Complete Count

Forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara Representation in Census 2020 was voted the third item on this year’s Community Agenda. Throughout the past several months, PPG and partners have explored best practices and developed ideas for the quickly approaching 2020 Census.

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

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Buffalo Property Tax Coalition: John Washington, Christiana Limniatis, and Dennice Barr on The Public GoodOctober 1, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from members of the Buffalo Property Tax Coalition - John Washington, Christiana Limniatis, and Dennice Barr - as they discuss the recent tax reassessment notices and the upcoming Common Council hearing.     

Buffalo Humanities Festival’s “2019: Democracy”: David Castillo on The Public GoodSeptember 17, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from David Castillo, Director of the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, a multidisciplinary center established by the College of Arts and Sciences to promote innovative teaching, research, and programs in the humanities. He’ll be …

Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete CountAugust 14, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Census data affects funding for services and programs across healthcare, education, housing, transportation and more. Neighborhoods where individuals are "undercounted" can lose resources, programs, and political representation. How can your organization or group take action on Census 2020? What …

Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete CountJuly 31, 2019, 12:30-2 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Census data affects funding for services and programs across healthcare, education, housing, transportation and more. Neighborhoods where individuals are "undercounted" can lose resources, programs, and political representation. How can your organization or group take action on Census 2020? What …

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