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Sustainable Public Finance Archive

More than a number: the impacts of a higher minimum wage

At the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), we constantly think about how to improve people’s lives through better policy. How can we remedy the inefficiencies and injustice in our social, political, and economic systems? What will it take to create safer communities, better schools, and successful social programs? What policies truly foster an environment … Read More

McGee: Pension plan fix is a sign of progress

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In Texas, Some Rare Good News About Cities With Pension Woes

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Report: Houston’s financial future will be decided in large part in this legislative session

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released “A Pivotal Moment: Assessing Houston’s Plan for Pension Reform,” a report that provides an in-depth analysis of the City of Houston’s pension reform proposal currently pending in the Texas Legislature. The report finds that the proposal includes important changes that would help protect workers and … Read More

2016 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Annual Report

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation today issued its 2016 Annual Report, “Reforming Systems to Improve Lives.” The report explains that LJAF’s approach to philanthropy is focused on identifying effective, sustainable solutions that address the root causes of a problem. Laura and John Arnold stated that this approach has begun to demonstrate success in several … Read More