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In the Battle for Jobs, Subsidy Programs Shoot Blanks

More subsidies won’t improve economy

… new Michigan taxpayer subsidies to certain businesses. "But … more

Politicians Cannot Keep Up With Dynamic Economy

Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else

Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else more

Targeted Business Subsidies vs. Broad Tax Relief

State lawmakers think subsidies improve the economy more

… two new programs to subsidize businesses, promising … happened with state subsidies. And even then, that … in old business tax subsidies and the $170.9 million in new subsidies approved in the budget, … more

Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Bill extends film subsidies indefinitely

… Studley blasted film subsidies during withering testimony … dollars spent on film subsidies would be better employed … roads. “If the Michigan film subsidies were a movie it would … altogether, allowing film subsidies to continue on a permanent … more

What Michigan Government Lacks in Transparency

Billions in business subsidies still can’t be disclosed

Billions in business subsidies still can’t be disclosed more

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

… grants, battery plant subsidies, matching fund grants, … more

Memo to Reporters: Follow the Money!

On Hollywood subsidies

… Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Idea Super Subsidies Housing … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Michigan Crushes Korea in Corporate Welfare Handouts

Nearly $9 billion in crony-capitalism subsidies

… criticized government subsidies that South Korean … $673.9 million in direct subsidies to the chaebol. That … nearly $9 billion in subsidies to corporate interests, … more

Electric Vehicle Battery Subsidy Failures Evident Early On

Former Gov. Granholm defends her policies in Detroit Free Press article

… credits and direct subsidies to four companies — … also voted for the subsidies. "This is why … more

Hey! Is that Brad Pitt in the Frozen Food Aisle?

Almost every argument in favor of film subsidies is wrong

… terminate the state's subsidies to film producers . ForTheRecord … So apparently film subsidies had nothing to do … says: State film subsidies mostly go to Hollywood … have also received subsidies from other states). … more

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