"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting
wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing
economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they
pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a
shift from traditionally unionized …
Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.
The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.
"It's a great moment for citizens to get involved because there's a lot of positive momentum," said Sam McGavern, Executive Director of Partnership for the Public Good. "There's a real sense of a vision for a beautiful 21st century park on the Outer Harbor."
"When the public invests money in things, it should yield a benefit for the community," Magavern said. "It should be providing affordable housing and quality jobs for city residents, not just padding the profit of wealthy developers."
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a
group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being
violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the
Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo
Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …
Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total
community members to the first floor community room of the Market
Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different
pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of
policy planks that …
"Authored by the Partnership for the Public Good, a local think tank, the study is intended to boost efforts at reforming New York's marijuana laws. Reform advocates say the costs of marijuana prohibition far outweigh the benefits, especially given the national movement toward legalization."