May 2011 Posts

May
27
2011

Money Losing Arenas Cause a Big Headache for Small Cities

It’s well known that big cities frequently get snookered into using taxpayer funds to build professional sports stadiums and convention centers that turn out t

May
26
2011

Subsidy Tracker Has More to Track

Subsidy Tracker, Good Jobs First’s database of company-specific info on economic developm

May
20
2011

Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel Promises a Shake-Up of the City’s $1.2 Billion TIF Program

Yesterday, Chicago’s new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, took an important first step in improving city government by announcing reforms for Tax Increment Financing (TIF).

May
19
2011

States Shine More Light on Tax Spending

[caption id="attachment_1877" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The CBPP map shows states that do not have tax expenditure reporting (in red) and states that do not include important information in their reports (in orange)."]