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February 3, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: New York State needs to enact a paid sick leave law"

By Nicole Hallett and Michael Dolce | February 3, 2020 Due to the federal government’s hostile attitude toward working people, progressive economic policy has been left to the states. That is why it was encouraging to see Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo advocate for a statewide paid sick leave law …

February 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Scary stories obscure the fact that bail reform is working"

By Colleen Kristich | February 2, 2020 The Constitution clearly establishes that our right to due process includes the right to a speedy, fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It explicitly prohibits excessive bail.

January 28, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Marijuana act needed to curb discriminatory policing"

By Orlando Dickson | January 28, 2020 On a bright, sunny afternoon in September, I’m pulled over for what seems to be a routine traffic stop in Buffalo. I’m a black man, with a low fade haircut, 30 years old, dressed in a suit and tie, driving a newer model Dodge Durango. The officer is …

January 27, 2020

Jeopardy! For the Public Good

Who will be our first Jeopardy! For the Public Good champions?! Come to PPG's inaugural event in the fashion of everyone's favorite trivia show on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm at the Buffalo History Museum to witness 16 contestants test out their PPG and Buffalo knowledge!

January 24, 2020

WKBW: "State Assembly Majority leader People-Stokes defends bail reform law"

By: Eileen Buckley | Jan 24, 2020 BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — New York State Assembly Majority leader Crystal People-Stokes is defending the new controversial bail reform law. “Violent criminals are not being released as a result of bail reform. I want to repeat that because it’s been …

January 17, 2020

Buffalo News: "Outer Harbor, climate change on Partnership for the Public Good agenda"

By Harold McNeil | Published January 17, 2020 The Partnership for the Public Good Thursday unveiled its 2020 policy agenda for Buffalo at the Central Library. It's an annual exercise of the community-based think tank that provides research and advocacy support to a broad range of partners in the …

January 16, 2020

Media Release: Community Groups Announce their Policy Agenda for 2020

Media Release: Community Groups Announce their Policy Agenda for 2020 January 16, 2020 “This is a collective vision of a more just and vibrant Buffalo,” said Partnership for the Public Good Executive Director Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, as the group unveiled its 2020 …

January 14, 2020

Buffalo News: "Revised Queen City Landing project faces storm of opposition"

By Jonathan D. Epstein | Published January 14, 2020 The Queen City Landing project faces a long road ahead. No sooner did Gerald Buchheit file his revised plans for his ambitious apartment tower on the Outer Harbor than project opponents responded with renewed complaints, criticism and …

January 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Sweeping changes arrive in criminal justice system"

At the murder suspect's indictment hearing, Assistant District Attorney Stephen C. Earnhart read for the judge a long list of evidence he was turning over to defense attorneys. A thumb drive of video. A CD of a 911 call. The dead wife's autopsy report. Copies of grand jury subpoenas. Emails between …

December 16, 2019

Buffalo News: "As fears of an undercount loom, local officials race to prepare for 2020 census"

The 2020 national census doesn’t officially kick off until March. But with the specter of past undercounts hanging over them, a coalition of local governments and nonprofit organizations are mobilizing early to “get out the count.” Some are distributing census pledge cards. Others …

December 12, 2019

WBFO: "Bail reforms celebrated by advocates, opposed by law enforcement"

Starting Jan. 1, cash bail and pre-trial detention will be eliminated for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies in New York State. That change has left local criminal justice reform advocates rejoicing and law enforcement officials crying foul.    

December 3, 2019

Buffalo News: "Bail reform advocates push back against calls for moratorium"

After law enforcement leaders held simultaneous news conferences across the state last week, calling for a moratorium on new bail laws set to go into effect Jan. 1,  Buffalo advocates for criminal justice reform countered "misconceptions" about those new laws. The new laws will end the use of …