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Fact Check: Which Policy Wonks Should You Trust on Prevailing Wage?

It is time to assess studies forecasting what would happen if Indiana repealed its prevailing wage law. A Ph.D. economist who has studied prevailing wage for 24 years was 100% accurate. A partisan ideologue was only 14% correct. Trust the expert, not the rhetoric. In July 2015, Indiana repealed its prevailing wage law– called Common...
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Are Illinois Taxpayers Being Shortchanged by Corporate Subsidies?

Chicago:  A new research series by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has found that billions of dollars in state and local tax subsidies for corporations have yielded far fewer economic benefits than comparable investments in infrastructure and education.  Further, instead of being concentrated in distressed areas most in need of economic development, Illinois subsidies...
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