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By Don Bauder, July 8, 2015

In October of 2003, governor Jeb Bush of Florida revealed a $500 million spending plan (later expanded to almost $600 million) to bring San Diego–based Scripps Research Institute to Palm Beach County as a launching pad for a statewide biotech hub that would generate 50,000 jobs in 15 years.


By Amy B. Dean, July 6, 2015

Over the course of the last month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been scrambling to do damage control in the wake of revelations about one of his signature economic programs.


By Emily Foxhall and Hugo Martin, June 26, 2015

A little-known pact that for years has spared Walt Disney Co. from paying entertainment tax on its Anaheim amusement parks may be extended for three decades if the entertainment giant agrees to invest at least $1 billion in its resort properties in the coming years.


By Gail Collins, June 25, 2015

Is it my imagination, or are half the governors in the country running for president?


By Andrew Perez and David Sirota June 19, 2015

Florida was buying wetlands. Seeking to conserve its fragile coastline, the state sought to set aside acreage in perpetuity, ensuring it would never be developed. But as then-Gov. Jeb Bush assessed a proposal to buy a choice parcel -- a 26,000-acre piece of swampland near Jacksonville -- he worried that the price was far higher than the land’s true worth.