CEA Joins Coalition Opposing NDA Use in Economic Development Subsidy Deals, Applauds Proposed NDA Ban in Illinois

The Center for Economic Accountability is part of a trans-partisan coalition of organizations working toward elimination of the use of non-disclosure agreements in state and local economic development subsidy deals. We joined our coalition partners in applauding the introduction of a bill in the Illinois State Legislature that would accomplish that goal in the state: … Continue reading CEA Joins Coalition Opposing NDA Use in Economic Development Subsidy Deals, Applauds Proposed NDA Ban in Illinois

North Carolina’s Massive Apple Subsidy Recognized as “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability

December 29, 2021 – North Carolina’s 39-year, $846+ million subsidy to Apple for a new corporate campus in the Research Triangle Park has been selected as the “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability. This award recognizes a state or municipal government subsidy of a private company … Continue reading North Carolina’s Massive Apple Subsidy Recognized as “Worst Economic Development Deal of the Year” for 2021 by the Center for Economic Accountability

The Political Orphanage Podcast: Stadium Subsidies Are Unfathomably Stupid

Despite what the title says, CEA President John Mozena and host Andrew Heaton talked about much more than just stadium subsidies in this episode of The Political Orphanage, a popular podcast for the politically disenfranchised that bills itself as "politics minus bile plus jokes." In a wide-ranging discussion, Heaton and Mozena walked through why people … Continue reading The Political Orphanage Podcast: Stadium Subsidies Are Unfathomably Stupid

CEA Comments on Proposed Changes to Subsidy Transparency in Texas

Earlier this year, a bipartisan coalition of Texas lawmakers declined to renew the state's controversial Chapter 313 subsidy program, which was costing the state billions of dollars in property taxes that would have otherwise gone to local school districts. Recently, the Texas Comptroller published proposed changes to the way his office would collect information about … Continue reading CEA Comments on Proposed Changes to Subsidy Transparency in Texas

Don’t Let Economic Impact Claims Distort the Progressive Field Stadium Subsidy Debate

By John C. Mozena When it comes to the debate over public subsidies for Progressive Field, it’s understandable for supporters to argue that the cost to taxpayers is justified by factors such as civic pride or the team’s cultural importance to the region. However, Clevelanders should not let team owners and politicians influence that debate … Continue reading Don’t Let Economic Impact Claims Distort the Progressive Field Stadium Subsidy Debate