Tag:taxpayer subsidies

  • ‘Food desert’ subsidies may not improve health, research says

    A new state grant program seeks to make fresh produce available in underserved communities, but research suggests the government’s tactics won’t make people healthier. The Healthy Food Small Retailer Program offers some stores up to $25,000 to buy refrigerators and other equipment to start selling produce.

  • Farm bill extends tax subsidy for biofuels company

    A continuing rift over taxpayer subsidies for renewable energy among House Republicans ignited during debate on a farm bill that includes a provision letting a biofuels company receive $50 million in tax credits. Critics called the provision “crony capitalism” that would cost state taxpayers up to $900,000 per job created.