Politics

The Corporate Give-Away Game

September 7, 2005 - You don't hear much about it, but one of the biggest policy issues at the local level is corporate development subsidies -- the $50 billion state and local governments spend each year to entice business to relocate or expand in their area.

Poverty on the march

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal A new report by the Census Bureau says that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. has increased by 1.1 million since 2003:

The Fabulous Fletcher (KY) Follies

August 23, 2005 - Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) is having a rough summer. After sweeping into offic with a vew to clean up the state's culture of patronage and favoritism, nine of his administration officials are under indictment for hiring scandals. Two have already resigned.

Progressives Have a PLAN

August 16, 2005 - Blogging will be light over the next couple days as I head off to Seattle for the Progressive Legislative Action Network conference. It promises to be a great event, challenging the right-wing dominance of state legislatures and building up a progressive alternative.