June 2015 Posts

Jun
26
2015

Subsidies to Gun Manufacturers

While the country mourns yet another mass-shooting, little attention is being paid to the fact that the companies producing the weapons are being subsidized by taxpayers.

Jun
24
2015

Paying Taxes to the Boss in Oklahoma

A recent report by Oklahoma Watch, an investigative journalism non-profit, shows just how far the Sooner State has plunged into the dubious practice of turning the withholding taxes of workers into subsidies for their bosses.

Jun
19
2015

A Fiery P3 Hearing in Illinois

I just returned from a trip to Springfield to testify before the Illinois House of Representatives on an economic development privatization proposal, but the chaotic scene was more reminiscent of the UK's House of Commons.

Jun
18
2015

The dark side of public-private partnerships

In western New York, the shadowy world of the Buffalo Billion Initiative is under scrutiny by investigative reporter Jim Heaney of the Investigative Post.

Jun
18
2015

Vermont Lowers Wage Standards

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Tax payers in Vermont may end up paying twice for corporate subsidies: once to the company for creating jobs and then a second time through public assistance to workers at subsidized companies making below the state’s living wage.