The Privatization Transparency, Accountability and Performance Ordinance (PTAPO) is a significant move by Chicago’s leaders to ensure meaningful accountability to the city’s taxpayers and working families.
Massachusetts’s Taxpayer Protection Act is the gold-standard when it comes to ensuring government contracts are awarded fairly and will result in cost-savings that don’t simply rely on slashing wages and benefits for [...]
From coast to coast this year, taxpayers have rejected reckless outsourcing schemes. They are holding for-profit corporations accountable. And they are saying "no deal!" to CEOs who would put profits ahead of public health [...]
School privatization is a hot topic these days. Unfortunately many of the debates about public education ignore the important role of school support services and the people who do the work—the bus drivers, cafeteria [...]
On September 19, In the Public Interest released our blockbuster report “Criminal: How Lockup Quotas and ‘Low-Crime Taxes’ Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Companies.” In a matter of hours, tens of thousands of [...]
Today, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), publishers of the award-winning ALECexposed.org, launched OutsourcingAmericaExposed.org, a web resource devoted to helping taxpayers identify the corporations seeking to [...]
This article discusses potential legal and policy implications of privatization, regulations, and workaround-specific approaches to privatization agendas. The author raises questions regarding democratic, efficiency, and [...]
Every year, state governments spend tens of billions of dollars through contracts for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, and other expenditures. Accountability and public scrutiny are necessary [...]