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As Florida Governor, Jeb Bush Bought Land From Timber Company That Later Paid Him $1 Million

By Andrew Perez and David Sirota June 19, 2015

Florida was buying wetlands. Seeking to conserve its fragile coastline, the state sought to set aside acreage in perpetuity, ensuring it would never be developed. But as then-Gov. Jeb Bush assessed a proposal to buy a choice parcel -- a 26,000-acre piece of swampland near Jacksonville -- he worried that the price was far higher than the land’s true worth.

Editorial: Commission right to OK Santolina plan sans TIDD

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board June 19, 2015

Three members of the Bernalillo County Commission did the right thing in approving zoning and other regulations to guide a planned mixed-use development on 22 square miles atop the West Mesa, near 118th and Interstate 40.

 

Most northern counties left behind by Gov. Scott Walker’s jobs agency

By Madeline Behr May 31, 2015

WEDC programs steer money to prosperous Dane County while little aid goes to areas with greater economic needs, records show

Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

By Jerry Hirsch May 30, 2015

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.

And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies.

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