Good Jobs First Subsidy News
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.
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.
By Mike Rogoway
A study out Tuesday finds that Oregon and Washington offer some of the most lucrative tax breaks in the nation to large data centers.
By Bruce Krasnow
The wealthiest technology companies in the United States are receiving generous subsidies from taxpayers for data centers, such as the one that Facebook plans to build in Los Lunas. But a study released Tuesday says communities aren’t likely to see enough economic benefits to justify the deals.