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The Law and Political Economy Project , January 10, 2024
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Reclaiming the Progressive Potential of Procurement

A longstanding misinterpretation of procurement law keeps cities and states from using federal money to advance local policy goals. JMA’s Madeline Janis and UCLA School of Law Professor of Legal Ethics Scott Cummings on how groups like our Local Opportunities

Posted in :, December 6, 2023
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Scraping Away the Anti-Worker, Anti-Racial Equity Vestiges of the Reagan Era

Sarah Anderson writes about how outdated Uniform Guidance policies reinforce historic racial and economic inequities and what the Local Opportunities Coalition is doing to update them.

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Local Opportunities Coalition Comment in Response to Proposed Updates to Uniform Guidance

The Local Opportunities Coalition, alongside supporting partner organizations, constitute 148 organizations from across the country who submitted comments regarding proposed updates to federal grant rules—known as the Uniform Guidance—that dictate how states and localities can spend federal money. Since the

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The Tennessean, October 6, 2023

The South — and its batteries — looms over the UAW strike

As the bourgeoning "battery belt" in the South becomes central to the UAW strike, JMA Southern Program Director Will Tucker discussed the manufacturing landscape in the region.