April 2011 Posts

Apr
26
2011

Stimulus? What Stimulus? Florida, Ohio and Kansas Gut Their Recovery Act Websites

(This post originally appeared on the States for a Transparent and Accountable Recovery blog).

Apr
15
2011

K.C. Business Leaders Demand Cease-Fire on Wasteful Job Poaching

In an incredibly rapid private-sector response to our April Fool’s Day gag about that wonderful 50-state jobs truce, 17 prominent Kansas City-area business executives issued a letter this week urging the governors of Missouri and Kansas to stop offering subsidies to companies that are jumping the state line

Apr
15
2011

Teachable Moment: How Phase-Out of Stimulus Education Funds Impacts States

(This post originally appeared on the States for a Transparent and Accountable Recovery blog).

Apr
13
2011

Subsidizing State Tax Avoidance

Tax Day arrives this year amid a growing outcry over tax avoidance by large corporations such as General Electric.  Corporate tax dodging, howe

Apr
12
2011

Stung by Shutdowns, Massachusetts Debates Reforms

Recent job loss events in Massachusetts, though unfortunate for the state and its workers, may prompt passage of strong