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Thursday, March 02, 2006
Ben Joravsky: TIF'd off
Another fine piece of journalism by Ben Joravsky in this week's Reader. It's titled "You want blight? You got blight."See pdf here. He basically shows how easily tax increment financing deals (aka TIF) can be twisted to benefit private interests. And, he keeps it interesting.