February 2014 Posts

Feb
28
2014

Another Scandal at Florida’s Privatized Development Agency

[caption id="attachment_3652" align="alignright" width="240"]Click to watch the CBS12 investigation

Feb
25
2014

New Jersey’s Big Money Clearing House

-money-houseLast week the Huffington Post revealed another chapter of the still evolving Christie-Gate saga (now including economic development subsid

Feb
25
2014

Subsidy Tracker Reveals Big-Business Dominance of Job Subsidies

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.

Feb
17
2014

MSNBC Hears Us Out on Recent Studies

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.

Feb
17
2014

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.