September 2017 Posts

Sep
29
2017

Now Available: GJF's Newest Subsidy Tracker 2 Database for GASB 77 Data,

51 State-Specific “Roadmaps” Also Issued 
Good Jobs First Announces “Subsidy Tracker 2”

to Collect New GASB Statement 77 Tax Abatement Data

 

Washington, DC, September 27, 2017— Good Jobs First today announced “Subsidy Tracker 2” – a new online database for tax-break spending records issued thanks to GASB

Sep
29
2017

New York is First State to Report GASB 77 Subsidy Data

Hundreds of local governments have already reported their tax revenue losses associated with corporate subsidies. In late July, the State of New York became the first state to do so, in their Basic Annual Report, a publication that precedes the state’s more comprehensive CAFR report on state finances.

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Sep
7
2017

Good Jobs First Issues Statement on Amazon Headquarters Announcement

Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy made the following statement concerning Amazon.com's announced search for a second corporate headquarters location.

 

"Taxpayers should watch their wallets as the trophy deal of the decade attracts politicians to a hyper-sophisticated tax-break auction. We fear that many states and localities will offer