Good Jobs First Blog

Feb
21
2008

Clemens’ Misremembering Catching on in the Big Apple

At last week’s congressional hearing on Major League Baseball’s steroids scandal, Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens now infamously claimed a teammate “misremembers” their discussions about his possible steroid use.

Feb
21
2008

Wisconsin Subsidizes Border Hopping, But Did It Need To?

Uline Shipping Supplies, a distributor of industrial packing materials, recently announced it will relocate its headquarters from Waukegan, Illinois to a new headquarters/distribution campus just 20 miles north in Wisconsin, for which it will receive up to $23 million in state and local business subsidies.

Feb
14
2008

Minnesota’s Rural JOBZ Program Falls Short

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s signature rural economic development program is unaccountable and ineffective, says a new report by the state’s Legislative Auditor.

Feb
14
2008

Oodles of Jobs, Gobs Less CO2

It's time for America to use existing, garden-variety tax breaks to create oodles of jobs and eliminate gobs of greenhouse gasses. It's time we attach Climate Quality Standards to economic development subsidies such as property tax abatements, Industrial Revenue Bonds, and investment tax credits.

Feb
12
2008

Is Corporate Greenwashing Headed for a Fall?

Second perhaps only to the television ads being run by presidential candidates, the airwaves are filled with commercials from large companies touting the way they are taking steps to help the environment.