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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report provides a detailed economic impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage ordinace....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This report outlines how despite receiving billions in public subsidies has failed to provide good quality jobs which undermines safety and service quality....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report looks at the economic health of Massachusetts families. They find Massachusetts' poverty rate has not changed. Social security and refundable tax credits help keep millions people out of poverty. Income of workers of Middle-class have increased....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report works to guide city-level initiatives for Community Wealth Building (CWB). Through the outlining of this process, the important steps of identifying an area of the city that would benefit from the initiative, working with outside consultants, identifying and engaging stakeholders,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This literature review at the request of the San Francisco Airport Commission to aid in the evaluation of a proposal to increase wages for those covered under the airport's Quality Standards Program. The program mandated higher minimum compensation and training. The review finds higher...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color. The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This technical report outlines the date and methodology developed by the UC Berkeley Labor Center to estiamte the number of workers imapcted by proposed local minimum wages laws, as well as the expected increase in wages. This report outlines the challenges of dealing with data limitations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Alabama, California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, West Virginia
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Teachers in publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs across the nation are increasingly expected to earn educational qualifications and credentials similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower for pre-K teachers than for kindergarten...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Connecticut
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Finance & Procurement
In the face of a public health emergency, an economic recession, and widening of social inequities, Connecticut has continues to reduce its public investment in services such as education, healthcare, housing, and transportation. Downsizing the public sector and failing to adequately...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report evaluates the proposal to raise Contra Costa County's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in 5 steps. The study examines the impacts on workers and businesses....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women's Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Measuring the wealth gap for people who identify as women is critical to the development of policy, programs, and services to build their economic security. Yet wealth is more complex than it seems, making it hard to measure. Researchers can use available data to calculate medians...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This brieft outlines the challenges facing LA in terms of good jobs and poverty. It outlines how the city can combate urband poverty by creating good jobs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This report evaluates the public cost of low wages in California's subcontracted services industries....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas -
The 2017 partisan tax reform law accelerated the United States’ rising inequality by slashing taxes of wealthy individuals and corporations and expanding the federal deficit, ultimately straining municipal budgets. In order to restore fairness to the tax code and generate revenue...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
In offsetting federal income and payroll taxes and supplementing the earnings of low-wage workers across the country, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. However, the EITC provides little or no benefits to workers without...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report estimates the impacts of a $15 minimum wage in California's San Jose and Santa Clara County on workers and business....

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance adds Article 4 to Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create an Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone. By designating the Century Boulevard Corridor as an Airport Hospitality enhancement zone, the City will improve and encourage the continuing growth and development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, and health justice all require tax justice. The United States does not raise enough tax revenue to fund the basic needs of its people or environment, leading to income inequality, racial wealth gaps, and negative health and climate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report provides an introduction to property tax circuit breakers and describes the main features of circuit breaker programs currently being administered in eighteen states. Some of the features discussed include eligibility restrictions (based on whether the taxpayer is a homeowner...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Raising a family in Rhode Island is expensive. Many households do not earn enough to meet their needs. Government funded work support programs and child care assistance program help close the gap between income and expenses for low wage families. This report finds that increasing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This city ordinance modifies the DPW's contracting and project labor agreements to ensure career pathways into the building trads for minorities and local residents so they can also benefit from city construction projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The report evaluating census data finds that LA County has some of the highest rates of income inequality and residents without health insurance....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Coverage for childcare assistance and health care is low in Rhode Island. Low-wage families need support from the government to close this gap....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Property tax circuit breakers provide households with direct property tax relief that increases as household income declines. In addition to analyzing the advantages of circuit breakers, this report outlines the basic types of property tax circuit breakers and examines whether eligibility...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
The Clean Truck Program at the Port of Los Angeles was designed to make the trucks at the city's ports more environmentally friendly. The Program reduced emmisions at the port drastically. Importantly, the project was designed such that it do not allow port companies to shift the...

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