By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bankruptcies, a suspicious suicide and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign-investment ventures in South Dakota.
The state Legislature voted last week to launch hearings into five EB-5 investor-visa projects:
Dakota Provisions of Huron; Northern Beef Packers of Aberdeen; NextEra Energy’s Day County 2 Wind Farm; Basin Electric’s [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
An effort by the National Labor Relations Board to require businesses to post pro-union information in workplaces has been defeated.
The NLRB said in a statement Monday it decided not to appeal two federal court rulings that struck down a rule requiring most private sector businesses to display a poster informing workers [...]
In an attempt to lure businesses to move within their borders, states offer everything from piles of cash to tax-free land and low-interest loans to state tax credits — all in the name of economic development. In theory, the free giveaways will pay for themselves because of increased employment and other economic benefits that come from landing a major industry.Read More →
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city plans to charge its local Anheuser-Busch plant higher rates for power and water, adding tens of thousands of dollars to bills that already total about $1.75 million annually.
Whassup with that?
“When you talk to them, they say we’re not thinking that we’re going to shut the doors but [...]