Good Jobs First Blog

Mar
11
2008

Wisconsin Upgrades State Subsidy Disclosure

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.

Mar
3
2008

The Mayor’s Idea of a Deal

As I posted previously, NYC is considering handing over more dough to America’s favorite - and possibly richest - pastime.

Feb
27
2008

Austin (TX) Voters to Decide Fate of City’s Retail Tax Breaks

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.

Feb
26
2008

From Sprawl to “Social Disorder”: The Collapse of the Suburbs?

America’s sprawling suburbs are starting to show signs of “physical and social disorder” analogous to those that plagued many of the country’s large cities in the 1960s and 1970s, according to a provocative article in the March issue of The Atlantic by Christopher Leinberger.