Good Jobs First Blog

Mar
4
2020

Naming Tax Credit Names

Corporate lobbyists have long blown a fog of fear, disinformation and confusion about public disclosure of corporate income tax credits. It’s time to clear the air.

Feb
21
2020

Wow! Boeing Asks for End of Washington State Subsidies

Boeing Corporation has requested that the state of Washington stop providing it with tax breaks that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has on multiple occasions ruled to be an illegal subsidy under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.

Feb
11
2020

State and Local GASB 77 Tax Abatement Disclosures for FY18 & FY19: Known Spending Rises, Compliance Still Uneven

Many governments on July-to-June fiscal years have now issued their FY19 Financial Reports,  and we at Good Jobs First are scanning them for tax abatement disclosures and adding them to our FY18 analysis. We discuss here our first take on reports from states and major local jurisdictions.

Feb
7
2020

And The Oscar Goes To: State Subsidies for Oscar Nominated Movies

by Kasia Tarczynska, Good Jobs First

posted on February 7, 2020

As we get closer to the Oscar gala, this is a good time to remember that the public supports the industry not only by buying movie tickets and paying for streaming subscription but also by providing film production companies

Jan
22
2020

Report: Corporate Tax Giveaways Harm State Revenues Needed for Pension Funding

Washington, DC: January 22, 2020 – Public pensions are seriously underfunded in some states, and the situation is not helped by the fact that states continue to give huge tax breaks and other subsidies to corporations. Such subsidies often exceed the amount a state owes to maintain its pension obligations.