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State Net Capitol Journal – December 17, 2012
Posted on 18 Dec 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes BUSINESS INCENTIVES BIG NEWS: Corporate tax incentives have featured prominently in the headlines following The New York Times' series last month criticizing the deals. Much of the news has been critical of the Times' piece... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 18, 2013
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STILL NO SEQUESTER DEAL IN SIGHT: In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama said both Democrats and Republicans agree that the $1.2 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester "are... Read More

Worst Idea of the Year? Cuomo Wins by a Landslide
Posted on 29 May 2013 by David Brunori

... [T]he worst example of political destruction of tax policy ideals comes from New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York still faces relatively high unemployment, around 7.8 percent . Many parts of the state, particularly outside the city, are economically... Read More

Soviets Run Mississsippi, Planned Economies and All
Posted on 24 May 2013 by David Brunori

My friends at Good Jobs First released a report on Mississippi tax incentives recently that liberals, small government conservatives, and libertarians should find appalling... First, this is the epitome of government intrusion in the marketplace. A... Read More

They Don’t Call It Country and Western Anymore
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

ABC Studios is going to do a television series called Nashville . The show will, appropriately, be about the country music scene. Nashville is the home of country music. In fact, the city calls itself "music city." It is the home of the Country... Read More

Art Tax Law: A Double-Hedged Sword
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Annabelle Gauberti

How Art Tax Law Is a Decisive Tool To Promote, Or Demote, Global Art Market Hubs The art market is booming. It only took 18 months for it to recover from a severe contraction, from October 2008 to the summer of 2009. The powerful surge by China... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 16, 2013; Budget and Taxes: States Rush to Land Boeing
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES RUSH TO LAND BOEING: After Washington machinists rejected a contract last month that would have guaranteed Boeing's planned 777X airliner would be built in that state, the company decided to explore other options for its... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 16, 2014; Battle Royal Over Hollywood Tax Breaks In States
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SNCJ SPOTLIGHT: The bulk of the filming for the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster "Battle: Los Angeles" wasn't actually done in Los Angeles. It took place in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana. And only six days of shooting... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 17, 2012
Posted on 18 Dec 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes BUSINESS INCENTIVES BIG NEWS: Corporate tax incentives have featured prominently in the headlines following The New York Times' series last month criticizing the deals. Much of the news has been critical of the Times'... Read More

They Don’t Call It Country and Western Anymore
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

ABC Studios is going to do a television series called Nashville . The show will, appropriately, be about the country music scene. Nashville is the home of country music. In fact, the city calls itself "music city." It is the home of the Country... Read More

Nuclear Tax Incentives in Proposed American Power Act
Posted on 20 May 2010 by M. Pugh, P. Tingle, G. Chan, M. Chiampou

Proposed legislation would provide valuable nuclear energy tax incentives and enhance currently available incentives. On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released their proposed comprehensive energy and climate... Read More