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Corporate Welfare

Instead of Luring Amazon with Taxpayer Giveaways, Gov. Roy Cooper Should Highlight North Carolina’s Pro-Growth Policies

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper likes to use taxpayer money to pick winners and losers in business. He has already given tens of millions of tax dollars to Credit Suisse and several other big corporations, claiming “it creates jobs.” Now, Gov. Cooper has a perfect opportunity to stop cheating young taxpayers out…

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Michigan Taxpayers are Forced to Pay Millions for a Basketball Stadium

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In Detroit, Michigan, taxpayers are now being forced to subsidize basketball. You heard that right. Local governments are collecting hard-earned taxpayer money to build infrastructure for sports teams. The Detroit city council recently approved a $20 million tax incentive for the Detroit Pistons’ $83 million practice facility. Additionally, a minimum…

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UPDATE: NC Craft Breweries File Suit Over Corporate Welfare

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North Carolina craft breweries are fighting back against corporate welfare. On Monday, Charlotte-based craft brewers sued the state of North Carolina over antiquated state laws restricting their ability to self-distribute their product. Last month, despite widespread support, the North Carolina General Assembly killed a provision in House Bill 500 that…

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Enough with The Old Way of Doing Business in Florida

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It’s the 21st Century—government officials shouldn’t be making backdoor deals with special interests any more. But a quasi-state agency—Enterprise Florida—does just that. Florida needs to end its old way of doing business and get out of innovation’s way. That can be achieved by passing House Bill 7005.   This legislation will eliminate…

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