Will Wilson

Oscar Night Secret: Tax Breaks for Films Go Undisclosed in Many States

By: - February 22, 2012

  iStockphoto States are eager to use financial incentives to attract Hollywood productions. But they’re less enthusiastic about revealing which films got how much help. Of the nine film productions up for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, five received financial incentives from state governments. But if you want to find out exactly how much help […]

In Seattle, a Tunnel Plan Sits in the Big Dig’s Long Shadow

By: - August 19, 2010

Photos courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation SEATTLE — It’s been almost a decade since the Nisqually earthquake damaged the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a double-decker freeway that runs through downtown Seattle. After years of debate, Washington State, the city of Seattle and King County decided to tear down the waterfront highway and replace […]

States Ride Broadband Wave

By: - June 22, 2010

Colorado is one of a number of states where state and local governments are prohibited by law from directly providing broadband service, for example, free municipal wireless connections. So a recommendation in the Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadband Plan has state officials scrambling. Released in March, the plan calls for Congress to ensure that state and local […]