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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

Cato Daily Podcast: The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare

On Friday's Cato Daily Podcast, CEA President John Mozena discussed how coalitions are coming together from across the ideological spectrum to take on state-level economic development subsidy programs...and win. Mozena pointed out that potential allies for corporate welfare reform aren't always ideological allies. Sometimes, opposition to these programs can come from self-interested "pocketbook" constituencies, such … Continue reading Cato Daily Podcast: The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare

Des Moines Register column: Time should be up for Iowa’s slate of terrible tax credits

By mid-July, the corn in Iowa was getting hip-high. So, unfortunately, was the state's flood of corporate tax credits. In a column that originally ran in the Des Moines Journal and has since been reprinted in newspapers across the state, CEA President John C. Mozena and TEF-Iowa Policy Director John Hendrickson helped Iowans understand what … Continue reading Des Moines Register column: Time should be up for Iowa’s slate of terrible tax credits

CEA Comments on Federal COVID Relief Rules

One of the more controversial provisions of the massive federal COVID relief American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is the prohibition against states offsetting tax cuts with federal bailout dollars. Many viewed these provisions as violations of basic principles of federalism, and the issue is being worked out in the courts. In general, the CEA is … Continue reading CEA Comments on Federal COVID Relief Rules