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Accelerator for America: Maximizing Investment for Job and Small Business Growth

Local officials across the country are contending with how to build a sustained recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that includes the entire community, including how to get residents back to work into well-paying jobs. To accelerate the economic recovery, the

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Recovery from COVID-19? Not without real public oversight

California lawmakers will soon oversee billions of stimulus dollars and pass a state-level recovery package. But a loophole in the state’s public records law is preventing workers and communities from real recovery.

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California

Sunshine in California Public Contracts

We're fighting to bring transparency to public contracts in California.

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Corporate giveaways gutted the South’s safety net, recovering from COVID-19 requires rebuilding it

Alabama gives away billions of public dollars to corporations, often with no strings attached. Our new research-action program is organizing for a better deal for Southern workers and communities.

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What the pundits are missing this Super Tuesday

The sad truth is that the punditry has all but ignored climate change and the related impacts on our economy during the primary, shirking grassroots calls for a climate debate to instead pose just a handful of insufficient, muddled climate questions.

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Column: Public officials should say ‘no’ to economic incentives that don’t advance the public good

Across the United States, enormous public resources are given to manufacturing companies that often make grand promises but actually eliminate or undercut good American jobs.

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The Power of Inclusive Procurement

How can inclusive procurement help create a fairer economy and healthier environment? Find out in our "Power of Inclusive Procurement" -- filled with tips and suggestions for how to bring inclusive procurement to your community.

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This California bill is a win for communities and transparency

If Amazon came to your city promising to create 50,000 jobs in exchange for over a billion dollars in dollars in tax credits and grants, could you easily access records verifying the existence of those jobs?