Good Jobs First Subsidy News

12/07/2016

By Greg LeRoy, The American Prospect

Donald Trump’s controversial deal with Carrier Corp. has ushered in a long-overdue debate over corporate giveaways that come at taxpayers’ expense.

12/03/2016

Governments often provide subsidies in exchange for jobs but the deals frequently don’t live up to the hype

10/26/2016

​​By Chris Hickey, KUAR-FM, Arkansas Public Radio

In addition to a citizen-driven ballot question on Medical Marijuana, Arkansas voters are getting to decide on three legislature-sponsored constitutional amendments in this election. One of those, Issue 3, would primarily allow the Arkansas Legislature to approve an unlimited amount of bond money to support new large-scale economic development projects. 

10/14/2016

By Jeremy C. Owens

State and local governments are seeding the cloud with billions in tax subsidies, but the companies receiving those gifts aren’t exactly making it rain with jobs in return, according to a nonprofit’s recent study.