February 2013 Posts

Feb
27
2013

Record $ for Mega-TIFs in Minnesota and Texas

Q:        What could be worse than a TIF costing $585 million?

A:        A $585 million TIF fueled in part by the diversion of workers’ state personal income taxes—and those people work for the state’s largest private employer.

Q:        What could be worse than a TIF costing $803 million?

Feb
27
2013

Record $ for Mega-TIFs in Minnesota and Texas

Q:        What could be worse than a TIF costing $585 million?

A:        A $585 million TIF fueled in part by the diversion of workers’ state personal income taxes—and those people work for the state’s largest private employer.

Q:        What could be worse than a TIF costing $803 million?

Feb
19
2013

ED Officials Agree with Us!

A stunning survey issued today by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) proves that state and local economic development officials overwhelmingly agree with most accountability activists.

That is, hundreds of people who deal with site location consultants, tax-dodging lawyers, and footloose companies every day think there need to be some serious rule changes.

Feb
15
2013

ALEC Responds to “Snake Oil” … with More Snake Oil

The American Legislative Exchange Council recently issued a response to our November study Selling Snake Oil to the States. But as Dr.

Feb
5
2013

Our “Shell Game” Findings Strike A Chord

When we released our study “Job-Creation Shell Game” last week, we knew we would meet some skepticism. We could hear a few hackneyed questions coming, like: “What state would unilaterally disarm?”