Good Jobs First Subsidy News


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.


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.


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.


By Sandy Smith May 18, 2015

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


By Damian Carrington and Harry Davies May 12, 2015

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidises granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals