Jon Greenbaum, intrepid blogger for DFE and organizer for Metro Justice, checks in with a discussion of the reform prospects for Industrial Development Agencies this year. I certainly hope he’s right that reform might be possible this year. Trouble is: politicians have a very, very hard time letting go of their cash cows, and unregulated free tax write-offs for companies that build their businesses locally are a big, fat-old cash cow.
H/t to Crooks and Liars for this one, Harper’s Online discusses the sad and predictable state of ethics reform in Washington. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.