May
5
2022

“Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy testified on May 5 during a Senate Budget Committee hearing titled: “Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Feb
8
2022

Green New Deal or Stale Old Tax-Break Scam? Getting Electric Vehicle Incentives Right

The rapid rise of electric vehicles (EVs) is about to disrupt state economies and budgets, but the tax break-industrial complex is on cruise control. Governments are suddenly throwing billions in subsidies at new EV assembly and battery factories. Uncle Sam, as usual, is MIA on industrial policy, so the “economic war among the states” is in overdrive. Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy wrote about the situation for The Nonprofit Quarterly.

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
10
2019

States Are Losing Revenue Passively to Federal Opportunity Zones. But Only Four Have Even Estimated Their Losses

Opportunity Zones (OZs), the new federal tax break for investing in specially designated census tracts, are estimated to cost the federal treasury $1.6 billion a year. But because all but a few states tie their personal and corporate income tax systems to Uncle Sam’s, OZs will also have a direct and negative impact on state revenues.

Apr
1
2019

Amazon Apologizes, Foxconn Folds, Big Oil Fesses Up

Corporate America got religion ahead of Easter this year, as peace broke out in America’s tax-break war among the states.