Good Jobs First Blog

May
5
2022

“Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy testified on May 5 during a Senate Budget Committee hearing titled: “Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Apr
14
2022

Covid Stimulus Watch Now Contains Recipient Data from the American Rescue Plan

Covid Stimulus Watch now includes recipient data from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). We’ve added more than 123,000 entries that amount to almost $8 billion across 15 ARPA programs.

Apr
13
2022

One City Sets an Example for Tracking Local Pandemic Spending

The city of Syracuse, NY is one of the few smaller localities taking the time to track American Rescue Plan spending for its residents.
Mar
29
2022

Women in Charge – An Economic Necessity

To commemorate the end of Women's History Month, Good Jobs First decided to dive into the make-up of economic development leadership. Looking at the data from 52 economic development agencies from all 50 states and DC (Wisconsin has 2 agencies, one private and one public), we found that 34 are headed by men and only 18 by women. 

Mar
25
2022

And The Oscar Goes To: Public Subsidies. The 2022 edition

The Oscar season is upon us, when many of us want to forget the grim news and enjoy movies that can take us to a new reality. On Sunday, we will make ourselves comfortable to celebrate those films. But when we do, let’s not forget that the movies we honor were supported with public money, our money.