Job Piracy

05/03/2016

By OSCAR PERRY ABELLO, May 4, 2016

New developments in the K.C. Metro border war between Kansas & Missouri.

07/16/2015

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, July 17, 2015

The cost of attracting jobs to our region is rising. Broward and Palm Beach counties have awarded millions of taxpayer dollars for company relocations or expansions in recent months, including two major deals completed in just the past two weeks.

Job Poaching Effort Will Probably Come Up Empty-Handed

Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to take advantage of a fiscal controversy in Connecticut but he is probably wasting his time. Last week Scott flew to Hartford as part of his campaign to lure companies to the Sunshine State. This job poaching is nothing new.

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!

Missouri Seeks Cease-Fire in Kansas City Border War

borderwar01-1200xx900-506-0-85A bill signed this week by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has the potential to solve one aspect of the w

Missouri Gives Rick Perry a Taste of His Own Medicine

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been spending much of his time lately traveling to other states with the overt aim of luring their companies and thus poaching their jobs. In the run-up to his recent trip to Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials have been seeking to turn the tables on Perry.

Colorado Governor Doesn’t Buy Sales Tax Giveaway

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