When it comes to the ITEP debate, what does Texas do?

ITEP Texas Louisiana
IT TAKES TIME: An advantage Texas has over Louisiana, says Iain Vasey, of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp., is that Texas gave control over tax breaks to local governments long ago, enabling all sides to develop solid working relationships. (Courtesy Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp.)

When Baton Rouge school board officials in January delivered the city’s first denial of an Industrial Tax Exemption Program request to ExxonMobil, business groups rushed to condemn the decision wh…

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