September 2011 Posts
Kudos to Glen Falls Post Star columnist Will Doolittle for his tart September 22 column exposing that “Water stinks...
AMC Entertainment Inc. recently announced it will take a subsidy package from Kansas worth more than $40 million to run away with 450 headquarters jobs from downtown Kansas City, Missouri to the affluent Kansas suburb of Leawood (median income almost two and a half times the state average and home values more than three times the state average) in hyper-growth Johnson County.
In an extraordinary investigative report this week, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal discovered that the state of Tennessee promised Electrolux much more in subsides than it officially announced and that the offer came with an explicit “no clawback or recapture” provision. The n
Should federal economic development dollars be used to subsidize the flight of jobs from one labor market (or state) to another?
Of course not! But members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in Brisbane, California are blowing the whistle on just such a scandal.