December 2021 Posts

Dec
29
2021

How We Work to Eradicate Corporate Rule

Corporate subsidies drain billions from public schools. Companies fined billions by regulators – here and abroad. States hide billions in pandemic-relief… we’re on it! And we can do even more with your support.
Arlene here, wrapping up my first full year with Good Jobs First. I barely know where to start, so let’s dive in!

Dec
23
2021

New Year’s Resolutions: Our Five Wishes for States’ ARPA Transparency

We can make New Year’s Resolutions for other people, right? Because I’m about to make some for the good people across the country who will continue spending about $500 billion in CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money, well into 2022.

Dec
17
2021

Texas, don't mess with transparency

One of the nation’s biggest corporate welfare programs – known as Chapter 313 for its place in the Texas tax code – is finally on its way to out. As of Dec. 31, 2022, the state can approve no more new deals. But now, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is proposing to slash the amount of information his office publishes on the costs and benefits of the deals, which have largely benefited oil and gas companies.

Dec
10
2021

Here's how to DOUBLE your support to Good Jobs First!

Help us fight corporate welfare: For the first time ever, a generous donor has offered to match personal donations to Good Jobs First through the end of the year – up to $10,000!

Dec
3
2021

New York State Website Makes it Impossible to Track COVID Spending

Despite a self-congratulatory blog by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state’s COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker fails Good Jobs First’s transparency test.