Good Jobs First Subsidy News

05/27/2015


By WHIT RICHARDSON May 28, 2015

Previous support for the program eroded after a Portland Press Herald investigation revealed loopholes that cost Maine taxpayers millions.

05/22/2015

By William Crum  May 23, 2015

Executive director of Good Jobs First Greg LeRoy said TIF projects done well can revitalize economically distressed neighborhoods, set them up for future growth and work in concert with other government efforts to fight poverty, crime and other urban ills.

05/19/2015

By Mary Bottari May 20, 2015

During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker famously promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term.

Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency.

05/18/2015

By Mike Ivey May 19, 2015

While a questionable loan to a Walker campaign donor that recently came to light has Democrats calling for a federal investigation, watchdog groups have long noted problems with quasi-private economic development agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

05/17/2015

By Sandy Smith May 18, 2015

Downtown is profitable again. So why are we still paying developers to build there?