Good Jobs First Subsidy News
By James T. Madore, Newsday
Two industrial development agencies on Long Island are among the nation’s most transparent government agencies that award tax breaks to businesses, thanks to reporting requirements from New York State, according to a report to be released Wednesday.
By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Environmental Leader
Major companies racked up more than $20 billion in enforcement costs for environmental, health and safety and other violations between Election Day and Donald Trump’s inauguration.
This, according to Violation Tracker, a database produced by the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First, that first launched in 2015.
Corporations have learned to game the tax incentive system
By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle
Amazon is building warehouses across the United States to develop its own delivery infrastructure to guarantee next-day delivery.
So why have state and local governments given Amazon $241 million to build facilities that they couldn't build anywhere else?
By NICOLE RAZ
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
A national economic development expert argues that Nevada shouldn’t have helped Amazon build a fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, which is slated to open next summer.
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.