In a concerted effort to attract jobs, cities, counties and states give private companies like Amazon huge tax incentives to locate their operations, like HQ2, within that jurisdiction. According to former Kansas City auditor and mayor Mark Funkhouser, these tax breaks are essentially fraudulent bribes and should be illegal.
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While previous reports had already tipped Crystal City as one of Amazon’s picks, the name came as a surprise to local residents who had never heard it before.
Winter has come and Hollywood is in chaos. In the media world’s Game of Thrones, you stream or you die.
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