Thursday, February 01, 2007

Google Searches for Tax Breaks

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:

"Google tried to silence lawmakers and pushed -- at times with a heavy hand -- to influence legislation designed to bring the company to Caldwell County.

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."
Google had promised $600 million in investment and 200 new jobs in a move to Caldwell County, North Carolina.

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