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Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Bill extends film subsidies indefinitely

… turning again to the MEDC memo. For the calendar … more

One Sector Grew Last Decade: Corporate Welfare

Very few jobs to show for special favors, subsidies

Very few jobs to show for special favors, subsidies.

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$2.1 Billion in Michigan Budget Reforms

… million . The MEDC is Michigan s corporate … it morphed into the MEDC. These first three … in concert with the MEDC on such projects. The … more

Environmental Group Praises Michigan For Press Releases About 'Green Jobs'

Past job claims rarely came to fruition

… News broke down the MEDC's job claims in press … Granholm's tenure. The MEDC claimed credit for 1.4 … MIRS found that the MEDC had claimed credit for … of the new jobs the MEDC projected actually materialized. People … more

A Uniquely Overqualified Candidate

LaFaive's satirical cover letter for MEDC job

… which was run by the MEDC. We found that for every … declared winners by MEDC jobs wizards, only one … broader analysis of the MEDC itself, found an empirical … programs run by the MEDC for the purpose of creating … more

MEDC Approves Corporate Welfare for Dealership

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers.

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No Shortage of Issues To Attack On In Michigan's 15th District Senate Primary

Sen. Mike Kowall, Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar

… Development Corporation (MEDC) the state s corporate … the money spent on MEDC as part of the road … money that goes to MEDC for roads, but in my … mistake. We have changed MEDC from the way it was … more

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'

… Venture Capital for the MEDC, made her pitch for … capital funds." The MEDC has a 21st Century Jobs … Confidential Coverage of the MEDC Despite … more

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