Good Jobs First Blog

Mar
21
2008

Will tax breaks "Chase" Bear Stearns? [UPDATED]

The fallout of JPMorgan Chase’s take over of Bear Stearns is still unclear, but it will certainly be felt beyond the financial sector in New York City where both firms have their headquarters and where we have the added anxiety of $317 million in past corporat

Mar
19
2008

Malling America

Mall subsidies have been making headlines across the country recently. Increasingly, developers ask for massive pubic subsidies when they build mega-retail outlets and, unfortunately, officials often concede.

Mar
17
2008

The Revolution Will Be Weatherized

I came away from last week’s Good Jobs/Green Jobs conference in Pittsburgh with mixed emotions. In some respects, it was an inspirational landmark event.

Mar
13
2008

Selective Disclosure by State Government

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.

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.