Madeline Janis

Madeline Janis is co-founder and executive director of LAANE. Under her stewardship, LAANE has become an influential leader in the effort to build a new economy based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE has helped lift tens of thousands of working people out of poverty.

Does Jan Perry Speak Power to Truth?

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Madelaine Janis: Has Councilmember Perry been willing to stand up to the corporate lobbyists whose clients have been her biggest financial supporters and the beneficiaries of her advocacy over her 12-year tenure on the City Council?

L.A.’s Lost Opportunity for Job Creation

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Madelaine Janis: It’s critically important that we build consensus among public officials across the country in the years ahead that job creation should be considered one of the primary criteria in the purchase of equipment for public use.

Where’s the Sacrifice?

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Madeline Janis: Imagine if our government sponsored ads now likening riding alone in a car to taking a big old diesel engine, and dropping it onto the Alaskan wilderness, or a child’s face?

RIP, Community Redevelopment Agency

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Madeline Janis: What went wrong? Why couldn’t redevelopment agencies reach a compromise with the state legislature — which, after all – was only trying to find a way to save public education and other essential public services?

Why Government Is Not a Business

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Madeline Janis: My long experience with the public sector tells me that making decisions about “public good” can ONLY be done with a sense of public purpose and high values.

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