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Potential Corporate Welfare Binge Risks Second Michigan ‘Lost Decade’

Gov. Rick Snyder scaled back the giveaways in 2011

… 2000 and 2010: more corporate welfare. If there was … scaled back the pace of corporate giveaways, eventually … recession. But corporate welfare is always an attraction … more

Cut Corporate Welfare to Help Balance State Budget

Tenuous relationship between corporate welfare and economic health

… eliminate the state s corporate welfare programs and supporting … Economic Development Corporation controls. Cutting … state s corporate-welfare bureaucracy. The … more

The Problem of Corporate Welfare

… Economic Development Corporation are defending … consider moving the corporate headquarters. The … more

Michigan Crushes Korea in Corporate Welfare Handouts

Nearly $9 billion in crony-capitalism subsidies

… billion in subsidies to corporate interests, including … one of scores of corporate welfare giveaways approved … billion in checks to corporations for refundable … more

Pure Flummery: Seeing Double on Corporate Welfare Spin

Pure Michigan ads are attractive corporate welfare

… Economic Development Corporation from a company … they amount to pure corporate welfare for the travel and … spending on a corporate welfare program that s a major … more

Will Republicans Backtrack on Corporate Welfare Cuts?

Many economic development programs receive bipartisan support

Many economic development programs receive bipartisan support


Partisan Left’s Corporate Welfare Position Depends on Which Party Holds Office

Eclectablog changes its mind about select corporate favors

… liabilities racked up by past corporate welfare deals, most of which … form of tax breaks to corporations without causing … Party, called some corporate welfare handouts investments, … more

Michigan House Wise to Shift Corporate Welfare Spending to Roads

Programs shown to be ineffective and wasteful

… Economic Development Corporation with the goal of … otherwise known as corporate welfare are ineffective … dollars out of corporate welfare and into road repairs. … more

Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Corporate Welfare's Got to Go

… given that many of the corporate recipients of this … opinion on bailouts and corporate welfare, some may wonder why … hand out corporate welfare loot (often in the … more

Michigan's Job Loss Apocalypse Averted!

No thanks to the 'Department of Corporate Welfare.'

… absurdity of state corporate welfare schemes granting tax … Economic Development Corporation granted special … few. Government corporate welfare schemes are not an … more

Michigan Adds, Loses Thousands of Jobs

More proof corporate welfare doesn't work

More proof corporate welfare doesn't work.


Déjà Vu All Over Again For Auditor General Report On Select Subsidy Programs

Despite failures, taxpayer funded corporate welfare continues

… Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … Projected Jobs Corporate Subsidy Program Lives … more

Pressure Mounting For MEDC Transparency

House Democrats call for scrutiny of corporate welfare programs; accountability for tax dollars

… programs, which are corporate welfare, have performed effectively," … Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)." During … Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … more

State of Michigan Granted $3 Billion in Special Tax Credits to Big 3 Automakers

Analysis puts Michigan among the highest in corporate welfare

… state among the biggest corporate welfare providers in the country, … Habit Trim Corporate Welfare To $0 MEDC … more

Department Reorganization is New Wine in Old Skin

Corporate welfare doesn’t work, reorganizing won't fix it

… either. The fact is, corporate welfare doesn t work and no … within the state s corporate welfare complex because so … more

Michigan Corporate Welfare’s Secret Giveaway: $1 Billion in 2016

State refuses to disclose how much each company gets

… collect this year in corporate income tax revenue. … more

MichiganVotes: Senate Bill Aims to Bolster Corporate Welfare

… particular developer, corporation or other special … unnecessary." Yet, such corporate welfare serves as the spark … side effects of such corporate handouts. Companies … Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … more

Job Churn Shows Futility of Corporate Welfare

Cutting income taxes a better way to spur growth

Cutting income taxes a better way to spur growth.


House Members Right to Be Skeptical of Server Farm Favors

Hard to kick the corporate welfare habit

… the case with other corporate welfare programs. If the … more

State Loses 200,000 Jobs, MEDC Finds 2,185

Why tax cuts are better than corporate welfare

… meaningless this state's corporate welfare regime is for Michigan's … more

Bill Would Add Paid Members to State's Corporate Welfare Agency

Bill's sponsor says legislation likely to be changed

Michigan's corporate welfare infrastructure could … body of the state's corporate welfare arm, the Michigan Economic … more

MEDC Programs Consistently Fall Short of Initial Claims

Michigan's 'corporate welfare' arm perpetually exaggerates its numbers

… Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … Projected Jobs Corporate Subsidy Program Lives … more

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Takes Credit for Creating Jobs in Good Times ... and Bad

Michigan Economic Development Corporation oversaw the worst job losses in history

… director of the state s corporate welfare arm made a prediction … Economic Development Corporation. "A year from … Michigan's corporate welfare programs, Gov. Jennifer … more

Political Reasons, Not Economic Ones, Keep Corporate Welfare Agency Alive

'Transparency' sidesteps real issue (but still worth pursuing)

… Economic Development Corporation? Wouldn t it make … not. As Michigan s corporate welfare arm, the agency spends … shunning corporate welfare schemes, reversed course … more

Now is the Time to Demand Transparency from State's Corporate Welfare Agency

… Economic Development Corporation while Jennifer … the MEDC, Michigan s corporate welfare arm, is now probably … more

Corporate Welfare a Continual Failure

Time for government to focus on the basics

Time for government to focus on the basics.


Corporate Welfare to Increase $20M

Corporate welfare, business subsidies … more

'Blown Away' Program Prolonged

Corporate welfare program a continued failure

Corporate welfare program a continued failure.


Bill Grants Big Businesses Power to Raise Taxes in 'Business Improvement Zones'

State Rep: 'Corporate welfare is a bipartisan issue'

… surprise Rep. Irwin. "Corporate welfare is a bipartisan issue," … Bill Aims To Bolster Corporate Welfare Proposed: … more

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to Requests for Transparency

MEDC treats transparency 'as an annoyance'

… Economic Development Corporation, which is the state s corporate welfare arm. At … situation for corporate welfare supporters. Now … more

Other States Divulge What Michigan's Corporate Welfare Arm Keeps Secret

… Economic Development Corporation the state's corporate welfare arm won t … to not disclose corporate income tax credits, … more

Mark Schauer's Support for Corporate Welfare

He had lots of help from the GOP along the way

… his huge $1.8 billion corporate tax break." The media … created. This wasn't the only corporate welfare program supported by … voting on corporate welfare bills introduced … more

Corporate Welfare and the Michigan Business Tax

Some subsidies extend another 20 years

… replaced it with a simpler corporate income tax and a … for the open-ended corporate welfare that was the previous … open-ended corporate welfare programs. more

Corporate Welfare for Hockey Pucks or Burgers?

If the Red Wings get it, why not McDonald's?

… it's not. Ultimately, corporate welfare has no justification, … more

Corporate Welfare for Hollywood Comes First

Michigan's roads can wait

… a flashy brand of corporate welfare . Though dressed up … generous. They don t mind welfare dollars being spent … more

Lawmakers Poised To Continue Corporate Welfare Fund

Program track record includes inaccurate job creation claims, little transparency

… Century Jobs Fund, a corporate welfare program created under … Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On Despite … more

Mystery Project Almost Got $5.5 Million From Taxpayers

Funding for P20 project tied up with money losing real estate offering, corporate welfare

… subsidies to particular corporations and developers. "Another … Corp., the state's corporate welfare arm. Beginning … more

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Has a History of Secrecy

… Economic Development Corporation has been a concern. … also: State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to … scaling back the state's corporate programs), recommended … Democrats State's Corporate Welfare Arm Says Ex-Attorney … more

Despite Lack Of Jobs and Repeated Broken Promises, Legislature Proposes Extension Of Corporate Welfare Program

21st Century Jobs Fund has past jobs and audit failures; Senate looks to continue

… results of various state corporate activities over the … Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … Projected Jobs Corporate Subsidy Program Lives … more

House Budget Puts Roads Above Film Subsidies

Some Republicans protecting Big Hollywood corporate welfare

… program and strip down some corporate welfare programs to devote … more

Cut Corporate Welfare Before Social Welfare to Fund Roads

Michigan debates spending MEDC or EITC money on transportation

… this state spends on corporate welfare programs administered … Income Tax Credit is a welfare-like program that transfers … Economic Development Corporation and there are … more

Why Film Subsidies Must Go

Independent studies show Hollywood corporate welfare a bust

… in a fight against corporations teaming up with … more

From Here to Eternity?

Motion Picture Association of America letter wants permanent corporate welfare for movies

… companies demanding select corporate welfare from state taxpayers. As … more

Job Announcements Don't Equal Job Creation

Too many candidates propping up corporate welfare

Too many candidates propping up corporate welfare.


Michigan Loses 40K Grads; Corporate Welfare Program Paid $127K Each To Keep 125 of Them

Analyst: 'If the program was really about retaining college graduates or reversing the brain drain, it is clearly a failure'

… nearly 40,000. But the corporate welfare arm of Michigan government … Economic Development Corporation program is helping … of Jobs, Corporate Welfare Program Rolls On A … more

Multiplier Analyses Are Prone to Abuse

Common ways to rationalize use of taxpayer dollars

Common ways to rationalize use of taxpayer dollars


MEDC Approves Corporate Welfare for Dealership

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers

… Peters to subsidize the corporate Paul only shifts … more

Speedway Assistance: Public Safety or Corporate Welfare?

Senate budget appropriates $800K for traffic control at Michigan International Speedway

… 2014 budget. "Corporate welfare comes in many flavors," … it takes, it's still corporate welfare." However, Roger … more

Michigan to Write $1 Billion in Secret Corporate Welfare Checks in 2016

Which firms get the money? Taxpayers kept in the dark

… then redistributes to corporate beneficiaries. The … Economic Development Corporation oversees the state s corporate welfare programs, … more

Two Democrats Join Republicans at Top of Tea Party Scorecard

Ratings shows bipartisanship on issues like fee increases, corporate welfare

… issues and [select corporate subsidies]." The … focuses on areas like corporate welfare, education choice, … Hamman said. "Corporate welfare like the movie and … more

A Bipartisan Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On

State's attempts at economic development costs plenty, returns little

… Development Corp. is the corporate welfare arm of state government. The … subsidies to select corporations and developers … this state's corporate welfare record. Here s a sampling … more

More Corporate Welfare for Detroit

New Red Wings arena should not be subsidized

New Red Wings arena won't save city.


Michigan House Republicans Find $1 Billion More for Roads with No Big Tax Hike

Corporate welfare gets the ax while new revenue flows to transportation

… by spending less on corporate welfare. Republicans would … the state's various corporate subsidy programs … Economic Development Corporation as well. Since … more

More from Taxpayers, But State Corporate Welfare Taking More Too

Income tax collections outpacing most recent projections

… enduring the effects of corporate welfare deals cut during the … pay out $1 billion in corporate welfare in the form of Michigan … more

Details Behind Push For 'Mystery Project' Begin To Surface

Legislator says funding for unknown projects not unusual in Michigan

… which is the state's corporate welfare arm. Michael Shore, … development officials portray corporate welfare programs as somehow … more

Media Plays Catch Up to CapCon Again

Finally covering corporate welfare failure 15 months later

… that recipients of corporate welfare have come up short … more

State 'Super' Sizes Movie with Subsidy

Hollywood getting more corporate welfare from your pockets

… taxpayers to subsidize big corporations in the name of … along with all other corporate welfare money improving … doling out the corporate welfare isn't free. That money, … more

One Sector Grew Last Decade: Corporate Welfare

Very few jobs to show for special favors, subsidies

… growth during the 2000s: corporate welfare, euphemistically called … pass. A number of other corporate and subsidy programs … that the corporate welfare expansion did anything … more

Michigan and Ontario Governments Agree to Promote Crony Capitalism Together

When international cooperation is not helpful but destructive

… (otherwise known as corporate welfare ) on both sides of … examples of failed corporate welfare initiatives in Michigan … more

Cutting Michigan's Income Tax Would Also Lessen Corporate Welfare Burden

An extra hidden dividend

… amount the state owes to corporations that are benefiting … liabilities for corporate welfare is clear, and based … liability to these corporations was revealed earlier … $9.38 billion corporate welfare liability. Rep. … more

Emails Show Shaky Grounds for Corporate Welfare Agency’s Transparency Shutdown

… Economic Development Corporation the state's corporate welfare arm is … Transparency State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to … more

Everyone Loves Tax Cuts

If liberals don't believe tax cuts create jobs, why do they support corporate welfare programs?

… while shifting larger corporations to a much less … approve of corporate welfare programs? A lot of … consistently cut taxes for big corporations and made middle … Michigan's corporate welfare arm also administers … more

State's Corporate Welfare Agency Hasn't Faced Real Media Scrutiny

… Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which is the state s corporate welfare agency. Gov. … state s corporate welfare agency. Gov. Rick … handouts to businesses and corporations is something else … more

MEDC Feeling the Heat for Corporate Welfare Deals Coming Home to Roost

$9 billion in special deals projected

Corporate welfare is causing major budgetary … Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) as incentives … that state corporate welfare programs exaggerated … more

State's Corporate Welfare Arm Says Ex-Attorney General Approved Being Less Transparent

MEDC: AG gave 'informal verbal advice' about not disclosing tax information

… Economic Development Corporation the state's corporate welfare arm says … also: State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to … more

Politicians Want to Review State Agency that has 1 in 5 Jobs Track Record

… Economic Development Corporation, the state agency … more

What Economic Development Transparency Should Look Like

… and other "legacy" corporate welfare programs must provide … authorized for particular corporations and developers, … agreement with particular corporations and developers. … more

Budget Reform Ideas for 2015 and Beyond

… limited to) dollars for corporate and industry welfare such as the Food … more

New Evidence: Film Incentives Still Don’t Work

Research from Michael Thom analyzes a variety of programs

Research from Michael Thom analyzes a variety of programs


MEDC Still Using Questionable Benchmarks

'What they are about is trying to find press release opportunities for politicians'

… Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … Projected Jobs Corporate Subsidy Program Lives … more

Lawmakers Looking At MEDC Transparency

… Corp. The development corporation is a quasi-governmental … Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)." "Economic … more

Trim Corporate Welfare to $0

… again, Michigan s corporate welfare apparatus led by … Strategic Fund, which is a corporate welfare vehicle from the Gov. … more

Calls to Expand Michigan’s Economic Development Programs Fall Short

New plans don't even claim to develop the economy

New plans don't even claim to develop the economy


Trim Corporate Welfare to $0

… year. Once again, Michigan's corporate welfare apparatus led by … Strategic Fund, which is a corporate welfare vehicle from the Gov. … more

Lawmakers Rushing Through Special Tax Breaks

Will GOP backtrack on select deals?

… tax credits to select corporations and industries. … often complain about corporate handouts but … more

What Happened in Five Days?

State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson changes her mind on corporate film subsidies

… I m very much against corporate welfare. I love welfare for people, but not … more

Film Incentives Clearly Hurt

Studies show a lack of positive economic impact

Studies show a lack of positive economic impact


MEDC: The Same Old Run Around On Jobs Numbers

… Corp., the state s corporate welfare and promotional arm, … more

Political Power, Central Planning 'Stimulus' vs. the People

… politicians, and correctly called "corporate welfare" by most regular people. The … millions of dollars to corporations and developers … regulations, cut corporate welfare, scrap too big to … more

How Michigan Blew a Hole in its Budget

Handing out taxpayer dollars to large corporations was a bipartisan effort

… release that vilified corporate tax subsidies the … Michigan Corporate Welfare Program Rolls On Corporate Welfare Hype Yields Few Economic … Economic Development Corporation disastrous … more

Bad Week for Michigan Corporate Welfare Machine

… first batch of state corporate welfare promises in 2009: Governor … they apply for these, corporate petitioners are required … this state's corporate welfare empire undermined … more

Analysis: Schools Health Insurance and Corporate Welfare

… since they oppose corporate welfare and support increasing … more

State Tourism Spending Ineffective

… Economic Development Corporation which ultimately … more

No State Favors For Fastest Growing Companies

… a binge of picking corporate winners and losers … more

Bill Would Require CEOs Get Drug Tested If Company Gets Loans, Grants Or Tax Credits From State

Bipartisan group of representatives would mandate substance abuse testing for 'corporate welfare' recipients

… executives getting corporate welfare also should be drug … is against testing welfare recipients for drugs, … the state s biggest corporations. The bill … more

Films or Potholes?

Cost of film subsidy program would repair over 5 million potholes

Hollywood corporate welfare could be used to fix roads.


Prop 3 Would Cost Taxpayers Billions

Mandate means higher costs, more corporate welfare.


Legislators Vote To Continue Special Subsidy Program Without Knowing Whether It Works

State Senate wants to extend $844 million program; bill heads to the House

… Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On The … Projected Jobs Corporate Subsidy Program Lives … more

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

Other economic development programs should be next


Michigan Has Fewer Film Jobs Than it Did Prior to Incentive Program

$500 million later, 100 fewer jobs

$500 million later, 100 fewer jobs.


Benefits of Switch Data Center Likely to be Exaggerated, Unverified

Transparency would end speculation on effects of tax exemption deal — and the deal itself

… arguments on the evils of corporate welfare. All that's needed … Economic Development Corporation and whatever … more

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