Read about these takers, Gretchen.
United States of Subsidies. (A New York Times investigative report.)
- As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price. (12/2/2012)
- Excerpt: A Times investigation has examined and tallied thousands of local incentives granted nationwide and has found that states, counties and cities are giving up more than $80 billion each year to companies. The beneficiaries come from virtually every corner of the corporate world, encompassing oil and coal conglomerates, technology and entertainment companies, banks and big-box retail chains.
- Lines Blur as Texas Gives Industries a Bonanza. (12/3/2012)
- Excerpt: Along with the huge job growth, the state has the third-highest proportion of hourly jobs paying at or below minimum wage. And despite its low level of unemployment, Texas has the 11th-highest poverty rate among states.
- Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part. (12/4/2012)
- Excerpt: And when temporary construction workers were excluded from the tally, Pontiac’s records show, the studio reported only two employees in 2010 and 12 the next year. (versus the 3600 promised.)