The Obama administration sought to evade Congress and public scrutiny by issuing "guidelines" for "voluntary compliance." The GAO properly calls them what they are — rules — and puts them subject to oversight by Congress.
Maryland more than tripled its film production tax incentives to keep "House of Cards" from following through on the threat to leave the state — even after studying the tax credits and finding they were only returning six cents on the dollar. Was it worth it?
UNC could have used their disgrace for ultimate good, to find a better way to offer athletics without harming a university's first purpose. Instead, UNC chose to show the way for other universities willing to debase their academics for tawdry athletic gains.
In response to the president's executive order, the Department of the Interior has released a report identified "a number of burdens that specifically impede the production and transportation of energy resources" and listed directives to address them.
The same editors who called business tax cuts "wasting the public's money, throwing it away for the benefit of a few" back in May are now saying it was an "utterly dumb idea" to do away with refundable tax credits for film productions.