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Poorest State Hands Out Richest Auto Subsidy, Yet Winds Up With Lots Of Low-Pay Temp Jobs

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Roger Bybee

With this prevalence of low-wage jobs, Mississippi taxpayers are hardly getting a good deal relative to their massive giveaway to Nissan. To secure Nissan's $2 billion investment and the promise of thousands of high-paying jobs, Mississippi provided a variety of subsidies worth fully 65% of what Nissan itself has shelled out for the plant and equipment. This is a stunningly high ratio even by corporate-cozy Southern standards.

State Stimulus Web Site Still Gets Low Marks For Transparency

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois has updated its stimulus Websites -- but it's still getting low marks for transparency....

Stimulus Report: Illinois' Site Ranks Dead Last

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- On a scale of zero to 100, it can't get worse than the big goose egg. That's the embarrassing rating Illinois received in a report re...

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.