January 2009 Posts

Jan
30
2009

Messing with Subsidies in Texas

nobankroll2Two new proposed charter amendments up for public vote in Dallas this May should have developers a little anxious about their ability to secure large subsidies without public scrutiny.

Jan
23
2009

Cooper Tire’s Novel Approach to Subsidy Competition: Pay to Survive

In a grim variation of the subsidy game that may become more common in a tanking economy, Cooper Tire last month successfully squeezed over $66 million in subsidies for plants in three states, pushed down union wages and benefits, and eliminated one plant altogether.