at the Citizen Power Alliance 2010 Wind Conference
"Mother of All Taxpayer Lawsuits"
|CPA member organization, Cohocton Wind Watch is a plaintiff on this legal action. Another reason to support the CWW legal fund. |
Jim Ostrowski is representing a large group of plaintiffs who are suing the state, state leadership, and several companies who have (or may) receive state economic development incentives. The defendants include Delphi, American Axle, IBM, and Bass Pro.
Ostrowski argues that this provision of the state constitution prohibits “corporate welfare”:
“The money of the state shall not be given or loaned to or in aid of any private corporation or association, or private undertaking; nor shall the credit of the state be given or loaned to or in aid of any individual, or public or private corporation or association, or private undertaking, but the foregoing provisions shall not apply to any fund or property now held or which may hereafter be held by the state for educational, mental health or mental retardation purposes.”
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