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Secret State and Local Tax Deals Targeted by New Campaign

March 31, 2022, 5:43 PM

A coalition of advocacy groups dubbing itself Ban Secret Deals is turning up the heat on states to ban secret deals that give tax incentives to corporations.

The groups are targeting non-disclosure agreements between state or local governments like a $1.2 billion deal Kansas lawmakers awarded to an unknown company and $16 million in tax breaks approved by the Fort Wayne, Ind., city council before all members knew it was for Amazon.

  • Illinois, Florida, New York, and Michigan are considering bills this year to ban non-disclosure agreements involving economic development packages. The coalition is urging support for those bills and ...