Transparency

    A report from Good Jobs First ranks Pennsylvania 10th in the nation for its online disclosure of the companies receiving state and local tax breaks, cash grants, and other job-creation subsidies. But the Commonwealth gets a C- for the inconsistency in the quality of the reports.

     

    While Pennsylvania’s rank is something to be proud of, a repor from the Keystone Research Center back in March ruled the commonwealth could do a better job with the transparency of information for the following:

    Do companies receiving subsidies actually create jobs?
    Where do the subsidies go?
    What industries are subsidized?
    What kind of wages do subsidized jobs pay?

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