Good Jobs First Blog
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?”
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.
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.
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.