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Tax-Funded Development Deals Facing Renewed Scrutiny

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Despite state-backed mega-projects such as Amazon’s second headquarters making headway and getting stronger than ever, such taxpayer-funded development deals are facing rising scrutiny by urban planners and concerned citizens. 

With excavation work getting underway at a new Foxconn factory in Wisconsin last week and Amazon.com moving steadily closer to announcing the winning site for its second corporate headquarters, critics are sharpening attacks on these multibillion-dollar development deals. 

“Tax incentives are a favorite tool of lawmakers who want to boost their reputations as job creators, but they’re...
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