Good Jobs First Blog
In November, the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First released a report called The State of State Disclosure, which surveyed the quantity and quality of state government transparency relating to subsidies, procurement contracts and lobbying.
Facing pressure to improve the accountability and transparency of state subsidy deals, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed meaningful subsidy disclosure legislation (Assembly Bill 741) last week.
Officials in Austin, Texas have announced that residents will vote in November on a proposed amendment to the city’s charter that would ban tax breaks to retailers. The announcement came after a group called Stop Domain Subsidies (SDS) succeeded in collecting enough petitions to put the measure on the ballot.