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With Broadcom exit, headquarters flight from Southern California continues

By Tiffany Hsu and Jerry Hirsh May 29, 2015

Some experts say the loss of corporate headquarters rob the region of prestige

Legislative committee blocks bill to expand Maine’s New Markets tax credits


Previous support for the program eroded after a Portland Press Herald investigation revealed loopholes that cost Maine taxpayers millions.

Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown

By Mary Bottari May 20, 2015

During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker famously promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term.

Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency.

Watchdog groups have long warned against WEDC practices

By Mike Ivey May 19, 2015

While a questionable loan to a Walker campaign donor that recently came to light has Democrats calling for a federal investigation, watchdog groups have long noted problems with quasi-private economic development agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

US taxpayers subsidising world's biggest fossil fuel companies

By Damian Carrington and Harry Davies May 12, 2015

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidises granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals