Good Jobs First Subsidy News
By Hilary Russ, August 14, 2015
For the first time, state and local U.S. governments will be required to report how much money they lose on corporate tax breaks for economic development projects, according to a new accounting rule issued on Friday.
By Diane Cardwell, July 20, 2015
BUFFALO — Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories. Just to the south, in the rotting guts of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where a dozen wind turbines already harness the energy blowing off Lake Erie, workers are preparing to install a big new solar array.
By Marcia Heroux Pounds, July 17, 2015
The cost of attracting jobs to our region is rising. Broward and Palm Beach counties have awarded millions of taxpayer dollars for company relocations or expansions in recent months, including two major deals completed in just the past two weeks.
By Bryan Lowry, July 14, 2015
Kansas handed out tax credits for plugging abandoned oil wells and shooting a movie in the state in 2013, but the state Department of Revenue won’t say how much they were worth or who got them.