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Featured Article, Testimony filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2016

ILSR’s Testimony at New York City Hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Character

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-testimony-new-york-city-hearing-on-retail-diversity-and-neighborhood-character/

At a recent New York City Council hearing, ILSR submitted testimony examining the importance of locally owned businesses to the City, the crisis affecting them, and examples of effective and proven policy strategies to level the playing field for these businesses. Continue reading

Photo: Testimony at CPC Hearing
Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 16, 2015

Testimony to Congress: Overhaul Federal Policy to Support Strong Local Economies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/testimony-congress-overhaul-federal-policy/

This week, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell shared her research and perspective with members of Congress at a hearing organized by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The forum focused on how federal contracting and other forms of financial support for business should be overhauled to reflect American values of fairness, opportunity, and broad prosperity. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 4 Comments | Updated on Feb 4, 2011

Wal-Mart Wants to Colonize New York City: Our Response

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/walmart-wants-colonize-new-york-city-our-response/

An overflow crowd of hundreds turned out yesterday at a New York City Council hearing on the impact Wal-Mart would have if allowed to expand into the city. ILSR’s New Rules Project was invited by the Council to testify as part of the first panel of speakers.  Here’s what we said about the impact Wal-Mart would have on New York. Continue reading

Featured Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2002

Fashioning Minnesota Energy Policy: The Legislature’s Role

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/17037/

Fashioning Minnesota Energy Policy: The Legislature’s Role By David Morris February 7, 2002 Testimony before the Minnesota Senate Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities Committee On S.F. 2672 – Minnesota Economic, Environmental and Energy Security Act of 2002 My name is David Morris. I am Vice President of the Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance. I have worked… Continue reading