The Economic Opportunity Act is a program that offers jumbo tax breaks to draw companies to New Jersey — or to keep ones that threaten to leave. But at least one person is reaping huge benefits from the program — South Jersey businessman and powerbroker George Norcross. Who is he? Why do elected officials seem to carry out his bidding? And why did companies connected to him manage to score $1.1 billion in tax breaks? On this episode of The Why, WNYC reporter Nancy Solomon talks about her reporting with ProPublica about Norcross’s involvement with the program.
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