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On March 14, across this nation, walkouts are planned to bring to light the seriousness of the gun violence and the school systems in our area. I am appealing to the parents of students: Just let your children walk. Here is a chance to be part of a solution to a problem. The adage of “children should be seen ...
It seems that when the land in northern Maine changed hands so did the respect for the wildlife and environment. The diverse native forests and wildlife habitat are being replaced with farms of softwood trees (not a forest). We have proclaimed the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the North Woods as a ...

The Maine Legislature is considering LD 1781, a $60 million corporate tax break giveaway to General Dynamics, owner of Bath Iron Works. The bill will soon go to the House and Senate for a final vote. Now is the time for Mainers to speak out. It's been interesting to watch legislators who complained about ...
The Legislature is at the moment considering handing over $60 million in funds that are much needed in Maine, not to the people of the state, but to a giant corporation. LD 1781 proposes to give Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company General Dynamics, a healthy dose of corporate welfare ...
The Military-Industrial Complex Is on Corporate Welfare. The Military-Industrial Complex Is on Corporate Welfare. The Pentagon will get an extra $165 billion over the next two years—that's even more than Donald Trump asked for.
Curtis Compton/MCT/NewscomCasey Cagle—Georgia's lieutenant governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate—says he will not support any more corporate welfare for Delta Airlines until the company starts giving National Rifle Association members discounts again. "I will kill any tax legislation that ...

The people of Maine should not be forced to give their hard-earned money to benefit a corporation that is already extremely wealthy, and yet that is exactly what will happen if a bill, LD 1781, now in the Maine Legislature is passed. The corporation is General Dynamics, one of the world's largest so-called ...
TOGETHER AGAIN: Mark Stodola (left) gave his friend, chamber exec Jay Chessir, the critical vote so he could continue to draw a $300,000 taxpayer subsidy to pay his staff. They're shown at the PR gimmick they dreamed up about NOT seeking the Amazon HQ. With a host of chamber of commerce ...
Senator spotlights state's corporate welfare payments. by Max Brantley. February 21, 2018. Facebook; Twitter ... They spend plenty on the political system but, to their credit, their political organization, Americans for Prosperity, claims to oppose corporate welfare payments. (A reader contends the Kochs WILL take state ...
Amazon's Seattle campus. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser). The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the company's second headquarters. The ad criticizes Amazon for seeking government incentives from ...
General Dynamics does not need millions in corporate welfare. In a time of widespread desperate need with shrinking investments in education, health care, infrastructure, meaningful life-supporting local jobs, and environmental sustainability, the CEO of General Dynamics received compensation of $21 ...
A rueful blast from the past in today's “Other Days” column in the Democrat-Gazette. It was timely given what I wrote here yesterday about Little Rock's continued handout of $300,000 to the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to pay salaries of people who lobby against the wishes of many people ...
In response to School Administrative District 13 Superintendent Virginia Rebar's decision to punish students participating in the March 14 National School Walkout, she is missing a teachable moment for her students to discuss gun safety issues and citizen participation in government. Instead, she chose ...
In response to School Administrative District 13 Superintendent Virginia Rebar's decision to punish students participating in the March 14 National School Walkout, she is missing a teachable moment for her students to discuss gun safety issues and citizen participation in government. Instead, she chose ...
Like most states, Colorado has a bureaucracy dedicated to doling out taxpayer-subsidized “incentives” to politically favored private businesses that don't actually need a subsidy in the first place. The most recent example is a “consolidated” corporate welfare pitch to Amazon to bring its coveted HQ 2 to the ...
The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the company's second headquarters. The ad criticizes Amazon for seeking government incentives from cities eager to land its $5 billion HQ2. “While small businesses ...
TOGETHER AGAIN: Mark Stodola (left) gave his friend, chamber exec Jay Chessir, the critical vote so he could continue to draw a $300,000 taxpayer subsidy to pay his staff. They're shown at the PR gimmick they dreamed up about NOT seeking the Amazon HQ. With a host of chamber of commerce ...

Amazon's Seattle campus. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser). The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the company's second headquarters. The ad criticizes Amazon for seeking government incentives from ...
Arkansas Business' Sarah Campbell-Miller reported on a meeting at the Capitol yesterday worth a broader audience — a debate on the value of taxpayer-financed economic development incentives, or corporate welfare. The hearing was arranged by Sen. Bryan King, a lame duck Republican who doesn't ...
A Koch-backed group started an ad campaign Wednesday aimed at dissuading local governments from lavishing Amazon with taxpayer-funded benefits to win the company's second headquarters. Generation Opportunity, a group within the Koch network that engages with millennials, rolled out a video ...
Last Friday night, I watched a miracle happen in Korea. Two bitter rivals that have stared at each other across a double-edged sword called the 38th parallel for more than 60 years put together a unified team to compete in the Winter Olympics and cooperate in the opening ceremony. They trained together ...
If anything is more bipartisan than massive overspending, it's corporate welfare. That's why the 2-year budget deal Congress passed and President Trump signed last week was a perfect piece of bipartisan swampiness. The bill's budget-busting price tag made headlines, as did the dismantling of the Tea ...
Maine politicians and officials should be working to protect and promote the interests and rights of its citizens. However, as a recent trial and pending legislation in Maine have clearly shown, some of these politicians and officials seem far more interested in advancing the wealth and power of an already ...
A rueful blast from the past in today's “Other Days” column in the Democrat-Gazette. It was timely given what I wrote here yesterday about Little Rock's continued handout of $300,000 to the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to pay salaries of people who lobby against the wishes of many people ...
In response to the Daily Mail Opinion page's Tuesday editorial entitled “On 'free' CTC tuition, proceed with caution,” the reality is that the proposed bill is yet another form of corporate welfare. Under this bill, the state will pay for two years of community and technical college training targeted specifically at a ...
There's a lesson to be learned from Detroit's failure to make the 20-city short list for Amazon's “HQ2” project: Let's not do this any more. The national frenzy over Amazon's second headquarters should teach us it's time to stop being one of 50 states or one of 200-plus cities getting played against each other ...
Like most states, Colorado has a bureaucracy dedicated to doling out taxpayer-subsidized “incentives” to politically favored private businesses that don't actually need a subsidy in the first place. The most recent example is a “consolidated” corporate welfare pitch to Amazon to bring its coveted HQ 2 to the ...
We thought the decision was blatant “corporate welfare,” but could be defended as a way to keep one of the state's biggest employers securely in place — and that it at least made more sense than President-elect Donald Trump's high-decibel posturing over keeping 1,000 jobs at an air-conditioner plant in ...
Instead, Amazon has managed to get 20 cities bidding against each other to pile up enough tax breaks, free land and other government-funded goodies to convince the e-commerce colossus to make them its second home. If corporate welfare were an Olympic event, Amazon would carry home the gold.
In 2003, Governor John Baldacci worked with the Legislature to create Pine Tree Development Zones. The idea was to help rural pockets of Maine's economically deprived counties attract new businesses and expand employment. A package of up to 10 incentives, grants, tax credits, sales tax exemptions, ...
General Dynamics, one of the world's largest “defense” contractors, and owners of Bath Iron Works (BIW), is once again reaching into the pockets of the people of Maine, hoping to get more of their hard-earned cash. A bill, LD 1781, sponsored by Rep. Jennifer DeChant (D-Bath), would see to it that General ...
Corporate subsidies have often been criticized for their undesirable economic effects and for discriminating in favour of certain sectors or companies. Nonetheless, they continue to be very present in Quebec's economy: While Quebec produces just 19 per cent of the Canadian provinces' total GDP, it grants ...
In a familiar chorus of opposition, a dozen people spoke out Tuesday against a public-private partnership that would redevelop the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier at 15th Street with $25 million from the city's tourism fund. The city – which would build and own the new pier – shouldn't extend “corporate welfare” ...
They want to move into the Glen Canal Vew Business Park and they want corporate welfare from Montgomery County to fund their business which relies on an admittedly unproven technology according to their California website. It is particularly horrifying that they want to sell their toxic waste fertilizer that it ...
It keeps getting worse. Dawn Homes has once again proposed to demolish almost everything on beautiful little Loughlin Street (renamed Sandidge Way) including many 100-year-old trees and 11 single-family homes. The Albany Common Council had already granted the zoning change that Dawn Homes ...
Over the past few years, General Dynamics has bought back billions of dollars of its own stock. This is only possible if their cash flow is very positive. Their bids on new ship construction include the costs of material, labor, benefits, a return on their investments, profits and a return to their shareholders.
With the passage of the Corporate Welfare Tax Reduction Act, President Trump and his pal House Speaker "lyin" Paul Ryan have sealed the fate of the American middle class. Ryan and his Republican cronies now want to reduce the federal deficit aggravated by the tax reduction law by cutting Medicare ...
Overly generous tax incentives for private companies in recent years have increasingly come under fire as “corporate welfare” as critics wonder if they really pay off. As big a concern as that is here, we are pikers compared with the state of Wisconsin. Last summer, Wisconsin approved $3 billion toward a ...
At the top of the list are measures to continue ridding our state of corporate welfare handouts for a few favored industries at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. These bills, introduced by state Rep. Bryan Avila and Sens. Rene Garcia and Tom Lee, seek to end giveaways to professional sports franchises ...
In ski country, subsidized housing is an itch that wants to be scratched. That bug for beds is biting again. It is a simple problem: Rural resorts push up real estate values while they create lots of low-wage jobs. People are free to refuse those jobs. Job seekers have a rich variety of job choices. Unemployment ...
At the top of the list are measures to continue ridding our state of corporate welfare handouts for a few favored industries at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. These bills, introduced by state Rep. Bryan Avila and Sens. Rene Garcia and Tom Lee, seek to end giveaways to professional sports franchises ...
Christian Porter might be busy crunching pensioners but the Minister for Social Services is expanding the government's welfare services in other areas, increasing the corporate welfare budget for big political donors. EY's donations to the two major parties shot up 119 per cent on the last available figures ...
Enough with Foxconn corporate welfare. The people of Wisconsin can now see the danger of complete one-party rule with the recent actions of Republican approval of taxpayer dollars being funneled into more giveaways to the suspect Foxconn development project. The well-publicized $300 billion ...
Hundreds of people inside the tent -- the first phase of the event -- turned their attention to approximately 25 sign-holding demonstrators outside, who shouted slogans, including: "Hey hey, ho ho, corporate welfare has got to go." The Hudson's project is funded in part by millions of dollars in brownfield tax ...
General Dynamics does not need millions in corporate welfare. In a time of widespread desperate need with shrinking investments in education, health care, infrastructure, meaningful life-supporting local jobs, and environmental sustainability, the CEO of General Dynamics received compensation of $21 ...
Study says Arkansas lags in accountability for corporate welfare. by Max Brantley. February ... The Pew Charitable Trusts have compiled an evaluation of the states for how well they monitor industrial development incentives, or corporate welfare payments of tax money to attract business. Arkansas scores ...
Moving costs: Booz Allen Hamilton, the McLean, Va., consulting and government contracting giant, is receiving a $750,000 loan from a Maryland economic development fund and a grant of $250,000 from Montgomery County to relocate 750 Maryland workers from offices in Rockville to a new ...
Bottom line is the middle class will subsidize this corporate welfare. I do believe that some taxpayers will see a decrease, but a lot more are in ...
Ayco, the Saratoga based arm of Goldman-Sachs, wants to consolidate its three offices in the area, The preferred site for its new $25 million ...
State Representative Drew Springer says there is no conflict of interest for him to oversee state tax laws while working for Dallas corporate tax ...


 

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