When government officials use tax dollars to pick winners and losers, too often it’s the taxpayers left holding the bag, such as with KiOR.
That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.
By Steve Wilson / January 22, 2016 / www.MississippiWatchdog.com Like a zombie, the “cultural retail attraction” sales tax rebate program keeps rising from the grave. A development deal for a potential shopping center on land owned by the city of Jackson at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will be partially funded by state […]
Developers of the Outlets of Mississippi applied to the Mississippi Development Authority in July 2013 for a new program that would offer sales tax rebates if the project met certain criteria. Namely, it had to be considered a “cultural retail attraction,” meaning there had to be a tourism bent to the development.
Mississippi Development Authority: Rumpelstiltskin not.
The “cultural retail” tax incentive program has been a stinker of a deal for taxpayers, now made worse with a big dose of good-old Mississippi government secrecy.
Correlation is not causation. Fortunately the sun also rose during his and the governor’s term. Clay Chandler | The Clarion-Ledger |2:06 p.m. CDT April 8, 2015 Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen will leave his post exactly three years after he took it. Christensen has been named the new president and CEO of the […]
…an economic development policy that encourages private investments by knowledgeable businesses and individuals with skin in the game has a better chance of working than “next generation technology investments” picked by the governor and the Mississippi Development Authority. A better economic development policy I recently wrote about Mississippi’s efforts to create jobs by backing new […]