"Google tried to silence lawmakers and pushed -- at times with a heavy hand -- to influence legislation designed to bring the company to Caldwell County.Google had promised $600 million in investment and 200 new jobs in a move to Caldwell County, North Carolina.
The company demanded that legislators never speak its name, and had them scolded when word of its interest in North Carolina leaked out, according to records made public this week."
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Internet giant Google is accused of muscling North Carolina lawmakers in a bid to win $100 million in tax breaks in a move to the Tarheel State. Johnathan Cox writes in the News Observer: