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Dodging Taxes Through Corporate “Inversions”

By Roger Bybee, Feb. 25, 2016

Johnson Controls is the latest in a string of American companies that save millions in taxes by moving U.S. headquarters overseas, costing Americans jobs and eroding the nation’s corporate tax base.

One big reason for Louisiana's massive budget gap? State paying more in tax credits than collecting

By Tyler Bridges, Feb. 18, 2016

Louisiana’s taxes on business are supposed to help government provide its many services.

Welcome to Jobs Inc., Where States Have Little Say in Economic Development

By Alan Greenblatt, November, 2015

Several states have decided the way to juice up economic development is to turn it over to a corporation outside the government bureaucracy. Is it working?

New Database Tracks Top Environment, Health and Safety Violators

By Stephen Dockery, October 27, 2015

The oil and gas, pharmaceutical and utility sectors top the list of a new corporate misconduct database that tracks U.S. environmental, health and safety violations of parent and subsidiary companies.

The Best Thing States Can Do to Boost Business? Support Local Communities

By Jeremy Quittner, September 29, 2015

Small business owners say the billions spent by state and local governments predominantly help big businesses, not them or their customers.