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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
Wage Theft causes large amount of national loss each year. Ohio spends few resources on wage investigation, and hence cities can take steps to prevent wage theft within their jurisdictions. Cities can use procurement, licensing, tax enforcement, and tax incentives....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Maine
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Food, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) was retained by the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance to collect and analyze data related to the economic impact of businesses in Portland, Maine. The primary purpose of the study was to quantify the impact of locally...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Arkansas
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance: establishes municipal licensure program for private businesses and nonprofit organizations; creates license fee to administer program; and requires annual applications for license....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health
Tobacco retailer licensing (TRL) is a policy requiring all stores that sell tobacco to obtain a special license for the privilege of selling these products to consumers. TRL can be used to implement and enforce a variety of policies aimed at reducing access and exposure to tobacco...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A checklist document for obtaining licenses and permits for small business owners....

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source New Brunswick City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance modifies existing business licensing requirements to require denial of a business license to any applicant having been found to have committed wage theft if that finding has not been remedied or cured. Previously, New Brunswick law required all business license applications...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Food, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
The data consistently confirm that mixed-use, dense development produces greater revenues per acre than low-density patterns. In most cases, the proportion of revenue growth is exponential, not proportional, based on density increases....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report highlights policy mechanisms that state and local governments can use to raise wages at an industry or sectoral level and to support worker organizations. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, using wage boards to establish industry-wide pay standards, partnering...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Regulation and government programs are supposed to protect the consumers, but too often, they favor big, incumbent businesses at the expense of small consumers and small businesses. A permit fee that is the same for one house or a hundred will fall a hundred times harder on the builder...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
Oftentimes the laws designed to keep people safe and healthy are not enforced equitably and do not protect the health and well-being of underserved communities. To mitigate this problem, this report poses a series of questions that policymakers, advocates, and enforcement officials...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Office of Mayor Todd Gloria
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The California Business and Professions Code requires all persons performing contracting work on any project valued at $500 or more to be licensed by the Contractors State Licensing Board. The proposed Contractor Transparency Amendment would codify the state regulations into the City's...

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