Democracy Now: DC Council Abandons Incentives for Military Firm


Activists in Washington, DC are claiming victory after the city council abandoned a proposal to attract the military contractor Northrop Grumman. The DC council had previously floated a plan to offer Northrop some $25 million in tax subsidies and grants after the company announced it was looking for new headquarters. Peace activists, small businesses and other groups responded by forming CENTS—the Coalition to End Needless Tax Subsidies—which publicly lobbied against the move.

~ by wheresthemic on April 22, 2010.

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