April 2009 Posts

Apr
21
2009

Tax Expenditure Reporting - An Essential Policy Tool

According to a new report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, nine states are leaving lawmakers in the dark by failing to publish any sort of tax expenditure report. This group includes: Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Apr
20
2009

Coalition Continues Push for Full Disclosure in Recovery Act

The Coalition for an Accountable Recovery (CAR), co-chaired by OMB Watch and Good Jobs First, is continuing its effort to get the Obama Administration to adopt broad disclosure policies in connection with the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Apr
7
2009

Audit of DC’s CAPCO Program Reveals Few Jobs Created

auditedThe District of Columbia’s Certified Capital Companies (CAPCO) Program is under intense scrutiny following the release of a damning performance report by District Auditor Deborah K.

Apr
7
2009

Post-Standard Database Sheds Light on Empire Zone “Winners”

The Syracuse Post-Standard recently published an updated, on-line database titled “Empire Zone Winners,” which exposes taxpayer losses from this broken subsidy program.