How Much Might Chicago Taxpayers Pay For Amazon's HQ2?

Law360 (May 4, 2018, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Imagine Chicago wins the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Flip a coin. Heads — the second headquarters brings in thousands of jobs benefiting the economy for years with little downside. Tails — Amazon’s new headquarters is the second coming of Chicago’s infamous parking meter deal,[1] except instead of the mistake costing taxpayers millions, this time it costs the taxpayers billions. Thanks to our government’s secrecy, as far as we know both options are on the table, and we have no way of knowing which one is the reality. The coin climbs in the air. How will it land?

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