On February 13, the Michigan Strategic Fund board voted to approve a $210 million grant and other incentives to Ford Motor Company, as part of a reported $1 billion in subsidies for a battery plant in Marshall, Mich. The only public comment at the meeting came from Center for Economic Accountability President John C. Mozena, … Continue reading CEA President to Michigan Strategic Fund Board: “Please, just stop.”
CEA statement on subsidized Ford/CATL battery plant project in Marshall, Mich.
Statement by John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability, on the reported $1 billion-plus public subsidy for a Ford/CATL battery plant in Marshall, Mich. Either the Marshall site is the best place for Ford’s proposed EV battery plant with CATL, or it isn’t. If it is, then Michigan’s taxpayers are getting screwed. … Continue reading CEA statement on subsidized Ford/CATL battery plant project in Marshall, Mich.
2022 Is the Worst Year in History for State Corporate Welfare Megadeals
Facing election-year pressure from voters and flush with federal cash, governors across America have signed three times more billion-dollar subsidy deals than any previous year in history. September 15, 2022 – An unprecedented flood of economic development “megadeals” with potential billon-dollar price tags across the United States is turning 2022 into a uniquely expensive year … Continue reading 2022 Is the Worst Year in History for State Corporate Welfare Megadeals
CEA President to Michigan Senate Committee: Stop Subsidizing a Shrinking Auto Industry
TESTIMONY OF JOHN C. MOZENA, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR ECONOMIC ACCOUNTABILITY BEFORE THE MICHIGAN Senate economic and small business development committee REGARDING sbs 981-983 june 9, 2022 Chairman Horn, honorable members of this committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you again today. My name is John Mozena and I am the president of … Continue reading CEA President to Michigan Senate Committee: Stop Subsidizing a Shrinking Auto Industry
CEA President Testimony to Michigan House Commerce & Tourism Committee on Proposed Subsidy Legislation
Testimony of John C. Mozena, President, Center for Economic Accountability Before the Michigan House of Representatives Commerce and Tourism Committee Regarding HBs 5425 & 5426 January 25, 2022 Madam Chair, honorable members of this committee, thank you. My name is John Mozena and I am the president of The Center for Economic Accountability. The CEA … Continue reading CEA President Testimony to Michigan House Commerce & Tourism Committee on Proposed Subsidy Legislation