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In 2012, Frontier Group helped citizens and decision-makers react to rapidly shifting circumstances. Our work this year put us at the cutting edge of debates...

Jan 4, 2013 Blog Post

Kudos to the state of Iowa for using a “clawback” provision in its economic development subsidies. Iowa, like many states, gives subsidies to businesses to...

Jul 25, 2012 Blog Post

The London Olympic security debacle serves as a good reminder of the dangers of privatizing public services.

Jul 17, 2012 Blog Post
The Need for Stronger Transparency and Accountability Standards at the State's Economic Development Corporation

Arizonans deserve to know how their taxpayer dollars are spent - including when their tax dollars are given as subsidies to corporations. However, the Arizona...

May 17, 2012 Report

We’re seeing change happening across a swath of issues we’re working on, with major implications for the future. This spring we’ve been working to document...

May 16, 2012 Blog Post

Despite California's exceptionalism in information technology, in Following the Money 2012 - our new report that grades states’ progress toward providing online access to government...

Apr 3, 2012 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have been making their checkbooks transparent...

Mar 14, 2012 Report
Rethinking Chicago's Troubled Redevelopment Program

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool intended to provide cities with funds to redevelop economically troubled or declining areas. Unfortunately, it can also be...

Jan 16, 2012 Report

Washington state debuted its online checkbook last week, joining the Transparency 2.0 movement and giving Evergreen Staters the ability to monitor many aspects of government...

Jan 11, 2012 Blog Post

From city halls to Capitol Hill, Frontier Group’s research lent critical support to campaigns on issues ranging from government accountability to global warming, while also...

Dec 14, 2011 Blog Post

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