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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Tech companies have been rapidly expanding their networks of facilities that store and retrieve digital information through the creation of new data centers. State and local governments routinely subsidize these projects, providing traditional subsidies, such as local property tax...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
This ordinance outlines the disclosure requirements necessary when a corporation applies for city council approval with respect to the sale/purchase of real estate, property tax reclassification, zoning, financial assistance from The City of Chicago, or entering into a contract with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For decades, companies in a range of economic sectors have manipulated the tax system to avoid paying taxes on billions of dollars in U.S. profits. The major tax cut recently enacted by Congress will likely allow for this tax avoidance to continue. This report examines 15 corporations’...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) New Mexico
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Tax incentives given in the name of economic development are the dominant form of spending for job creation in New Mexico; these types of tax incentives are also the least transparent and most poorly monitored. Thus, in response to New Mexico’s costly, ineffective, and insufficiently...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Corporations often compensate their CEOs and other top employees with stock options, which are contracts allowing the option holder to purchase the company’s stock at a set price for a fixed period. This is a problem because they allow corporations to report a much larger expense...

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