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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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 …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …

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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 …

University at Buffalo Social Impact Fellows: Mel LeMay, Geoffrey Mercene, and RJ Haq on The Public GoodJuly 30, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Mel LeMay (UB School of Social Work), Geoffrey Mercene (UB School of Management), and RJ Haq (UB College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science). The three are participating in UB’s Social Impact Fellows program, and shared PPG …

University at Buffalo Social Impact Fellows: Mel LeMay, Geoffrey Mercene, and RJ Haq on The Public GoodJuly 30, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Mel LeMay (UB School of Social Work), Geoffrey Mercene (UB School of Management), and RJ Haq (UB College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science). The three are participating in UB’s Social Impact Fellows program, and shared PPG …

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