•on March 22nd, 2011
PPG’s co-director Sam Magavern appeared on the Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County’s radio program, “Conversations about Gambling” with hosts Jim Anderson and Anna Kay France to discuss PPG’s policy brief on the effect of the Buffalo Creek Casino on poverty.
Listen to the conversation here: http://www.archive.org/details/Cag32111SamMagavern
Read the brief here.
•on March 17th, 2011
Read PPG co-director Sam Magavern’s Another Voice piece in the Buffalo News here on New York’s looming deficit and the need for the wealthiest to contribute to closing the gap between revenues and expenses.
•on March 8th, 2011
Canal Side: Local and Minority Hiring
A Partnership for the Public Good Forum
Tuesday, March 15th
237 Main Street, Suite 1200
PPG’s next forum explores best practices in local and minority hiring and how they can be applied at the Canal Side development. Join Council Members Darius Pridgen, David Rivera and Demone Smith, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation President Thomas Dee, Duane Diggs of VOICE-Buffalo, Anna Falicov of the National Lawyers Guild, and Tony Duran of Master Builders II to discuss this timely issue.
To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Megan Connelly at email@example.com or (716) 852-4191×110.
•on March 2nd, 2011
Western New York faces some devastating cuts in the budget that President Obama has proposed. The region would lose over $25 million in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds, used by over 132,000 people in the region. CDBG funds would be cut 7.5%, after a decade of decreases. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds would be cut by $125 million.
PPG has released its latest policy brief, The Federal Budget and WNY, which calls on our Congressional delegation and our community to help fight for these vital funding sources.
The Federal Budget and WNY
PPG’s co-director Sam Magavern released the brief at a press conference with Brenda McDuffie, president of the Buffalo Urban League, Erin Heaney, director of the Clean Air Coalition, and Lonnie Barlow, a member of PUSH Buffalo. Read about the press conference here.