Posts Tagged Smart Growth

Jan
14
2015

2014: A Landmark Year for Subsidy Accountability

Two-thousand fourteen was a banner year for our movement, hands down. The first move to require standardized subsidy-cost reporting! The first half of a legally-binding two-state cease fire deal! The first state ban on tax-break commissions! A big surge found in state disclosure of subsidies! Big improvements to our Subsidy Tracker, enabling first-ever mash-ups!

Jun
7
2013

$2.6 Billion Spent on Cleaning Up DC Rivers Must Address Local Job Creation

SinkorSwim_WebBoxOver the next decade, DC Water will use a regressive Impervious Area Charge (IAC) to fund $2.6 billion in needed water infrastructure investments.

Sep
1
2011

Colorado Stock Show Wants Bucks to Sprawl

[caption id="attachment_2164" align="alignright" width="240" caption="The location of the future Gaylord convention center complex."]

Feb
18
2011

The Recovery Act: The Transparency Gift that Keeps on Giving

Largely lost in the partisan bickering over the stimulus has been the law's enormous positive impact on improving government transparency. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is not just the most transparent federal spending bill in U.S. history—the changes it pioneered will endure even after the stimulus winds down.

Feb
15
2011

Mapping Job Subsidies: Becoming Easier in More States

As those who follow Good Jobs First know, since 2000 we have issued several studies mapping the geographic distribution of company-specific economic development subsidy deals—and then analyzing them for their pro-sprawl bias.