January 2012 Posts

Jan
31
2012

PIRG Releases Report on TIF in Chicago as 3 Major Companies Return $34 million to Taxpayers

Chicago has long endured damage to its budget from Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Jan
31
2012

Mapping Job Subsidies: Nearly 2,000 New Deals Ready for Mapping

As states increasingly bring economic development deals into the sunlight, they are increasingly also doing so i

Jan
25
2012

Let's Attach "Green Strings" to Subsidies

The old plant-closing activist in me sat stunned tonight as President Obama must have set a record for the number of times the word "manufacturing" appeared in a State of The Union address.

One passage of his speech especially grabbed my attention: when the President suggested a new tax break to encourage manufacturers to retrofit and modernize to reduce their energy costs.

Jan
25
2012

Let's Attach "Green Strings" to Subsidies

The old plant-closing activist in me sat stunned tonight as President Obama must have set a record for the number of times the word "manufacturing" appeared in a State of The Union address.

One passage of his speech especially grabbed my attention: when the President suggested a new tax break to encourage manufacturers to retrofit and modernize to reduce their energy costs.

Jan
24
2012

Subsidy Tracker Extends Its Reach

Subsidy Tracker, the Good Jobs First database of company-specific information on state and local economic development subsidies, has extended its geographic reac