Government Take Action

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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Status of Child Care in New York State Report Release

Two out of five New Yorkers with children report that they or an adult member of their household decided to forgo employment outside of their home due to child care, according to survey data from Cornell University’s 2023 Empire State Poll. Child care issues are inextricably linked to New …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

February 9, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of February 5, 2024

by Caitlin Crowell Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, …

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Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

Status of Child Care in New York State Report ReleaseMarch 8, 2024, 10 am-12 pm

Dr. Steve Peraza, Dr. Rusty Weaver + partners (see below)

Two out of five New Yorkers with children report that they or an adult member of their household decided to forgo employment outside of their home due to child care, according to survey data from Cornell University’s 2023 Empire State Poll. Child care issues are inextricably linked to New …

Open Data Buffalo WorkshopDecember 6, 2023, 12-1:30 pm

Kirk McLean, City of Buffalo's Chief Innovation Officer

What is Open Data Buffalo? What’s available? How can I use it?

Buffalo Common Council Procedures WorkshopSeptember 27, 2023, 12-1:30 pm

Sarah Wooton

At PPG, we want you to know how the council works so that you can feel confident making your voice heard in council chambers.

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