Good Jobs First Blog

Oct
5
2017

Putting State Pension Costs in Context: many states give away more in subsidies than normal cost of pensions for state employees

Our latest report, "Putting State Pension Costs in Context"  focuses on 13 states where pensions have been debated. We compare those costs to the amount of revenue those states lose each year as the result of economic development subsidies offered to corporations as well as the tax preferences and accounting loopholes (including offshore

Oct
2
2017

Top three gun manufacturers have received more than $105 million in subsidies

Subsidy amounts updated on August 5, 2019

Posted: October 2, 2017

While the country mourns yet another mass-shooting, little attention is being paid to the fact that the companies producing the weapons are being subsidized by taxpayers. The nation’s top three gun manufacturers have received more than $105 million in

Sep
29
2017

Now Available: GJF's Newest Subsidy Tracker 2 Database for GASB 77 Data,

51 State-Specific “Roadmaps” Also Issued 
Good Jobs First Announces “Subsidy Tracker 2”

to Collect New GASB Statement 77 Tax Abatement Data

 

Washington, DC, September 27, 2017— Good Jobs First today announced “Subsidy Tracker 2” – a new online database for tax-break spending records issued thanks to GASB

Sep
29
2017

New York is First State to Report GASB 77 Subsidy Data

September 29, 2017

 

Hundreds of local governments have already reported their tax revenue losses associated with corporate subsidies. In late July, the State of New York became the first state to do so, in their Basic Annual Report, a publication that precedes the state’s more comprehensive CAFR report

Sep
7
2017

Good Jobs First Issues Statement on Amazon Headquarters Announcement

Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy made the following statement concerning Amazon.com's announced search for a second corporate headquarters location.

 

"Taxpayers should watch their wallets as the trophy deal of the decade attracts politicians to a hyper-sophisticated tax-break auction. We fear that many states and localities will offer