tax breaks

Louisiana’s Notorious Industrial Tax Exemption Program Reformed

Exercising discretionary authority his predecessors always had, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards last Friday issued an executive order reforming the most notorious property tax abatement program in the United States.

09/28/2015

By Scott Cohn, September 29, 2015

92 percent of small business owners believe their state's economic development incentives are biased toward big business.

08/16/2015

By Margie Manning, August 17, 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued its first-ever rule requiring state and local governments to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.

08/13/2015

By Hilary Russ, August 14, 2015


For the first time, state and local U.S. governments will be required to report how much money they lose on corporate tax breaks for economic development projects, according to a new accounting rule issued on Friday.

06/25/2015

By Emily Foxhall and Hugo Martin, June 26, 2015

A little-known pact that for years has spared Walt Disney Co. from paying entertainment tax on its Anaheim amusement parks may be extended for three decades if the entertainment giant agrees to invest at least $1 billion in its resort properties in the coming years.

05/05/2015

By Danny Westneat May 6, 2015

I'm getting a complex about Oklahoma City. They keep stealing our stuff.

By Dominic Gates, March 29, 2015

Corrine "Cookie" Peterson, a 72-year-old widow, arrives at AIM Aerospace's manufacturing plant in Sumner at 6:30 a.m. to assemble ventilation ducts for Boeing jets.

By Ashley Gross March 25, 2015

Washington state is facing an “enormous budget challenge,” according to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has proposed creating a tax on capital gains and another on carbon pollution.

By Matthew Dolan Feb. 11, 2015

Michigan’s corporate-tax incentives helped jump-start the state’s lagging economy, officials say, but now those same curative measures are hurting the state’s budget.

By Danny Westneat Nov. 13, 2013

Here's a factoid that's been floating around, but of course was not to be heard last weekend amid the din of politicians a-swooning, en masse, over Boeing.