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Resource ID: #1201
Subject: 189
Source: Janelle O'Dea, Greg LeRoy - 2702Janelle O'Dea, Greg LeRoy
Affiliation: The Bradenton Herald, Good Jobs FirstThe Bradenton Herald, Good Jobs First
Date: 1905-07-09



States and cities spend tens of billions of dollars on “corporate welfare,” or economic development tax breaks for all kinds of projects. Persistent shoe-leather reporting has long proven effective in exposing problems with many deals. Now a new accounting rule, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures, is about to generate first-ever spending data from more than 50,000 local and state bodies of government, a new investigative gold mine!

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