Record Journal: Lembo calls for more oversight of state business incentive programs

This article originally appeared in the Record Journal.

Comptroller Kevin Lembo has joined open government advocates in calling for lawmakers to enact changes that would give the legislature more oversight of business incentive programs administered by the state.

“These incentive programs reduce tax revenue at both the state and local level, and increase state borrowing,” Lembo said. “It is essential that the legislature review their impact and make informed decisions about the continuation, expansion or elimination of each program.”

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