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The Buffalo News, September 15, 2023
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The Green Transit, Green Jobs bill can boost New York manufacturing

New York can use its purchasing power to turn around a decadeslong decline in manufacturing with Green Transit, Green Jobs, which ensures that transit agencies, their unionized workforce, manufacturing workers and communities benefit from the transition to zero-emission buses.

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The Atlantic , September 14, 2023
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Biden’s Labor-Climate Dilemma

It can be tricky balancing the needs of environmental groups and unions, but it can be done. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis spoke to the Atlantic's Steven Greenhouse about what the Biden administration can do to create good manufacturing jobs.

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Forbes.com, August 10, 2023
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Why The Assumption That Manufacturing Jobs Are “Good” Is Dead Wrong

“Made in the U.S.A.” tells you nothing about the quality of jobs manufacturers are creating domestically. JMA Co-Executive Director Madeline Janis talks about the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and how community benefits agreements and good policy can change this.

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World Resources Institute , August 31, 2023
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US Clean Energy Projects Need Public Buy-in. Community Benefits Agreements Can Help

The article mentions how JMA’s community benefits agreements and other project agreements can promote safe, equitable clean energy development and guaranteeing local benefits (like jobs and improved infrastructure) to garner support among nearby communities.

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Alabama Political Reporter , June 6, 2023
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Opinion | Alabama improves transparency in Economic Tax Incentives

Tax incentives lure businesses to set up shop in the state in order to boost job creation. But we need more information on wages and benefits to ensure we are not giving taxpayers’ money to bad actors. This legislation is

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Montgomery Advertiser , June 9, 2023
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Alabama’s new transparency law is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done

The recently enacted Transparency in Incentives Act requires the state Department of Commerce to disclose online names of companies that receive economic development incentives. Up to this point, none of Alabama’s state subsidy programs were transparent, despite costing taxpayers billions

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Alabama Reflector , June 9, 2023
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Alabama’s new transparency law is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done

JMA’s Patricia Todd and Good Jobs First’s Kasia Tarczynska wrote about the Transparency in Incentives Act, which passed in the Alabama Legislature after years of pressure from advocates.  

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AL.com, June 5, 2023
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Guest opinion: Alabama improves transparency in economic tax incentives; more is needed

JMA’s Patricia Todd wrote about a bill that just passed in the Alabama Legislature that will improve transparency in state tax incentives.

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Jackson Advocate, May 8, 2023
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OPINION: Racism is in the water in Jackson, but we can’t give up on the South

JMA’s Angela Dawson, a life-long Mississippi resident, writes about the Jackson Water crisis and the inequalities of our infrastructure system.

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State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law , May 11, 2023
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Winds of Change: Developing a Domestic Supply Chain & Good Jobs in the Offshore Wind Sector

JMA’s New York Policy Manager Mo-Yain Tham wrote about how the booming offshore wind industry needs to create good jobs and center communities.