Monday, November 11, 2013
Corporate subsidies are in the news, with some statistics showing that the U.S. government spent $92 billion dollars on corporate welfare, nearly 50% more than it spent on traditional social welfare during the same period. Leading the charge to make the process more transparent is Greg LeRoy, Executive Director of the Washington D.C.-based Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. LeRoy, who is testifying before the Washington State House of Representativesí Finance Committee, will discuss Good Jobs Firstís effort to raise awareness about corporate subsidies and how they track and monitor which companies go most often to the public for assistance.
Join Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy and Representative Reuven Carlyle in a moderated discussion on corporate subsidies, transparency and tax loopholes.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Civics series and the Reclaiming Prosperity sub-series, presented with Working Washington. Series supporters by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.