February 2014 Posts
Last week the Huffington Post revealed another chapter of the still evolving Christie-Gate saga (now including economic development subsid
With Parent-Subsidiary Ties Linked, Database Reveals Big-Business Dominance of Job Subsidies
Washington, DC, February 25, 2014—Three-quarters of all the economic development dollars awarded and disclosed by state and local governments throughout the United States have gone to just 965 large corporations.
Yours truly recently had a chance to thumbnail three of our recent studies on daytime TV (and preview a fourth). For really busy people, here’s a brisk summary of our key findings on state revenue lost to subsidies and loopholes, state disclosure practices, and interstate job piracy.
Small Business Owners Say: Cut Taxpayer Subsidies to Big Business (And Taxes Matter Least to Top-Growth Entrepreneurs)
A large national poll of independent business owners finds that cutting taxpayer subsidies to big business is their top-rated public policy priority. And a smaller survey of high-growth entrepreneurs finds that the last things they are concerned about are low taxes or business-friendly regulations.