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Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Presently, the average American worker is unfairly compensated for their labor. In response to this challenge, ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of a healthy and productive workforce. It calls on local governments to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Finance & Procurement
The intensification of economic inequality, one of the defining issues of our times, has many causes, ranging from the weakening of labor unions to the decimation of inheritance taxes. This report argues that another factor belongs on the list: subsidies given by state and local governments...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Source Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This article outlines how the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments is collaborating to optimize federal and regional funding for transportation improvements. It highlights the Union Station redevelopment project and how it will expand commuter rail service while meeting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level National
State(s) All States
Source National Science and Technology Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2016 Annual Report highlights SBST's progress implementing the President's directive over the past year in eight key policy areas: promoting retirement security, advancing economic opportunity, improving college access and affordability, responding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is a coalition of organizations that offers free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income families in Cuyahoga County. They helped over 8,000 families with their tax returns last year, resulting in more than $11 million in tax refunds. The coalition...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Transportation accessibility, or the ease and feasibility of reaching destinations, can be measured for a wide array of transportation modes, to different types of destinations, and at different times of the day. However, the most transparent and directly comparable metric is the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Access to accurate, easily shared data is an essential resource that helps local and state leaders and practitioners better understand local demographic trends, business and talent development needs, and their choices for investing public and private resources in workforce development...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source NeoGov
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Government employers must pursue innovative hiring strategies to outcompete private sector entities for talented candidates. This guide outlines best practices for recruiting and sourcing candidates, and recommends emphasizing career development opportunities, improving employer branding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Partnership for Women and Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
his brief advocates for a national paid family and medical leave solution, emphasizing inclusivity, comprehensiveness, meaningful provisions, sustainability, and worker protection for the expansion of paid leave programs by highlighting the success of state-level paid family and medical...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
In an attempt to combat the growing challenge of wealth inequality, leaders and policymakers are looking to broad-based ownership models as tools to create jobs and build community wealth. These models are highly effective, with a positive impact for low and moderate-income individuals...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source CLASP
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), local governments can leverage training funds to improve job quality. This guide recommends using WIOA plans to offer employment incentives including higher wages, paid leave, reliable and flexible schedules, and career...

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
The Los Angeles City Council adopted an ordinance requiring LAX-area hotels to pay workers a living wage. Hotel industry groups responded by launching a referendum and filing a lawsuit, delaying implementation of the living wage ordinance for more than a year. This report outlines...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Arizona
Source Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the Northern Arizona Council of Governments' role in economic and workforce development which includes fiscal operations and contract management, collaborating with public and private sectors to address workforce issues and coordinating regional transit policies....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This factsheet highlights the decline in work support for low-income parents in Massachusetts over the past fifteen years. Funding cuts for early education, childcare, occupational education, and job training assistance have reduced access to workforce development and career opportunities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Community Development, Education
State policymakers consistently neglect adequately funding adult education, making it less accessible for low-skilled workers who want to build their skills, become financially self-sufficient and contribute to Michigan’s economy. Adult education is the key to preparing these workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Education
This resource provides five policy recommendations to improve equitable access to career pathway programs. Recommendations are given at the local, state, and federal levels. They include, but are not limited to, the following: expanding eligibility requirements for career pathway...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines job market challenges faced by youth in Cleveland. The report reveals that youth encounter higher unemployment rates than the general population and that young workers, particularly people of color, are concentrated in low-wage sectors. The report recommends implementing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Despite a decline in the state's unemployment rate and job recovery after the 2007 recession, wages in Ohio have stagnated. This infographic reveals that many projected job openings still fail to pay a living wage and advocates for increased worker bargaining power, raising the minimum...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Tango Solutions
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
Offering virtual or hybrid work options may make government positions more attractive to prospective hires. This guide outlines strategies for incorporating hybrid workspace options and highlights improvements in cost efficiency and employee satisfaction. It recommends implementing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Behavioural Insights Team
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
By 2050, two out of every three people on the planet will live in a city. Urbanization and new ideas go hand in hand; by their very nature, cities have long served to create pockets of innovation, changing and improving the way we live our lives in the process. Historically this process...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for an Urban Future
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines the impact of Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) on working mothers, focusing on California's PFML program. PFML policies, which provide job protections and partial wage replacement, aim to help families by allowing workers to take maternity leave, attend to their...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report proposes a revitalization project of the Century Boulevard corridor in Los Angeles, including improvements to transportation infrastructure, new economic development opportunities, enhanced public safety measures, and increased community engagement. The report also emphasizes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
The arts are an important sector of Milwaukee's local economy, providing a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities while employing thousands of individuals. Using survey data, this report outlines the characteristics of artists in Milwaukee County, the challenges they...

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