Failed Empire

Number 21071
Subject City Government
Source News (Buffalo, N.Y.)
State NY
Year 2003
Publication Date June 8-10, 2003
Summary Jack Kemp, a Buffalo congressman, initiated an enterprise project - the Empire Zone program to revitalize decaying urban areas. As the reporters from the Buffalo News found out the finances allotted for this project was used to provide tax breaks to law firms, fast-food restaurants and other corporations. After this series of articles were published, the speaker of the New York State Assembly proposed changes in the Empire Zone program
Category Contest Entry
Pages 31
Keywords Jack Kemp;Buffalo congressman;Empire Zone program;tax breaks to firms;fraud with funds;New York Assembly
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