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As a Cash-Strapped State Prepares to Cut Services, Billions are Being Doled Outnew

What about all the other sugar out there, the taxes the state of Washington doesn't collect? There's a bureaucratic mountain of them. Over the past two years alone, they have accounted for a record $98.5 billion in potential tax revenue the state never got.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  02-08-2010  |  Commentary

Connecticut Tax Dollars Subsidize a Film Industry That Doesn't Need the Helpnew

The state is betting a small fortune on Connecticut becoming a viable home to the film industry, offering production companies the most generous tax breaks in the country and paying film union members upwards of half a million dollars to train a hundred or so people to do film jobs they may never get.
New Haven Advocate  |  Andy Bromage  |  08-26-2008  |  Movies

Do Yuppie Hybrid Buyers Really Need a Tax-Break Carrott Anymore?new

Like many states, Oregon has long offered generous tax credits -- on top of existing federal tax credits -- to buyers of new hybrids. But if demand is already high and climbing as fast as the price of gasoline, why keep giving away money?
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  06-25-2008  |  Transportation

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