Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed the Center for Economic Accountability as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. America today gives more subsidies to stadiums than any … Continue reading Great.com interviews The Center for Economic Accountability About Advancing Economic Opportunity by Transparency
The Center for Economic Accountability and organizations from across the ideological spectrum have come together in a coalition to launch the "Ban Secret Deals" campaign in opposition to nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in state and local economic development subsidy deals. The coalition is calling for state-level bans on the use of NDAs by elected officials and … Continue reading CEA Co-Founds “Ban Secret Deals” Coalition to End Use of NDAs in Subsidy Deals
Across America, states are taking federal dollars meant to support the recovery from the COVID pandemic and using them instead to fund massive economic development subsidy deals. In a column in The Hill today, CEA President John C. Mozena and Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Michael D. Farren had a simple message: "We hate to … Continue reading Op-ed in The Hill: Frustrated by a corporate handout ‘Groundhog Day’? Blame the American Rescue Plan.
On February 2nd, the NFL's Washington Football Team announced that it would be renamed the "Commanders." The Center for Economic Accountability took the opportunity to release a statement reminding Washington, DC-area sports fans and taxpayers of the team's terrible track record -- and likely future -- with its publicly financed stadiums. When it Comes to … Continue reading CEA Statement on Renaming of Subsidy-Grubbing Washington Football Team
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