Navigation

Accountability & Transparency of Subsidies

A New State Policy Model for Job Creation

What makes this change in policy most striking is the dismal policy
of corporate subsidies that it is (still too slowly) replacing. The
community organization, Good Jobs First,
has been the premiere chronicler of tax subsidy boondoggles handed out
to corporations by state and local governments, corporate handouts that
do little to spur healthy growth and that usually leave public
treasuries too empty to address other public needs:

LegAlert: Fair Share Health Care

Download it in PDF Format.

In Monday's Stateside Dispatch, we gave an update on the progress of "fair share" health care legislation in the states. This LegAlert is designed to give a few more details on the legislative models currently being debated, key resources available to use supporting them in your state, and talking points on responding to common arguments by opponents.

Supremes May Undercut State Tax Powers

State governments offer businesses tens of billions in tax incentives each year to invest in their states-- corporate subsidies that many advocates see as wasteful giveways but that others see as a lifeline for their communities.

03/02/2006 Smart Growth to Protect Rural America



Thursday, March 02, 2006



Supremes May Kill State Corporate Tax Subsidies

State governments offer businesses tens of billions in tax incentives each year to invest in their states-- corporate subsidies that many advocates see as wasteful giveways but that others see as a lifeline for their communities. But the political debate could be irrelevant if the Supreme Court upholds a lower court's decision which declared an Ohio subsidy program unconstitutional. Challengers to the Ohio tax system cite the "negative Commerce C