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Recent Press Releases

New Report: Corrections Companies Pay Professional Corrections Associations to Access Government Officials
August 10, 2015

In the News

PRISA: Crimen y castigo, daños colaterales de la guerra contra las drogas de EE.UU
By Beatriz Pascual, October 24, 2015

The Oklahoman: Private prisons prove costly in Oklahoma
By Jennifer Palmer, October 18, 2015

ThinkProgress: How Profit-Over-People Mentality Shapes Life Inside the Jail Pope Francis is Visiting
By Alan Pyke, September 22, 2015

The Sacramento Bee: Another View: Outsourcing Public Services May Deliver Steep Bill to Taxpayers
By Donald Cohen, September 21, 2015

Truthout: The Market Shouldn’t Decide Who Gets Educated, We Should
By Donald Cohen, September 15, 2015

Truthout: Private Prisons Firms Buy Access to Public Officials at Lavish Industry Conferences
By Mike Ludwig, August 20, 2015

Shadow Proof: How Corrections Associations Help Corporations Buy Access to Prisons
By Brian Sonenstein, August 7, 2015

International Business Times: How Private Prison Execs Use Luxe Conferences, Cruises To Court Gov’t Officials
By Erik Markowitz, August 6, 2015

Miami Today: Courthouse partnership deal advancing 
By Susan Danseyar, May 19, 2015

PR Watch: Privatization Fail: Scott Walker’s WEDC in Full Meltdown
By Mary Bottari, May 18, 2015

Huffington Post: Who Owns Your Water?
By Donald Cohen, April 17, 2015

iSchoolGuide: Poll Finds Voters Rank Lack Of Parental Involvement, Over-Testing As Top Education Problems 
By Sara Guaglione, April 8, 2015

Washington Post: Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies
By Valerie Strauss, March 30, 2015

Austin American-Statesman: Cohen: Texans deserve accountability from government contractors
By Donald Cohen, March 28, 2015

Monitor: COMMENTARY: Online learning accountability in Texas
By Noel Candelaria, March 22, 2015

Center for Effective Government: Reject Government Contractors Who Draw the Blinds on Sunshine
By Katherine McFate, March 20, 2015

Between the Lines: Privatizing Prisons: A Bad Deal for Inmates and Society
By Melinda Tuhus, March 18, 2015

Muscatine Journal: The importance of ensuring government contractor transparency
By Donald Cohen, March 18, 2015

Knoxville News Sentinel: Donald Cohen: Don’t let government contractors withhold records
By Donald Cohen, March 15, 2015

Effingham Daily News: Transparency of public spending strengthens democracy
By Donald Cohen, March 15, 2015

Daily Progress: Opinion/Editorial: Private sector, public contracts, open records
March 15, 2015

Toledo Blade: Charter accounting (Editorial)
March 14, 2015

Huffington Post: How Government Contractors Hide Public Information
By Donald Cohen, March 12, 2015

Seattle Times: Poll: Voters like charter schools but want more oversight
By Leah Todd, March 12, 2015

The Vindicator: The Importance of Ensuring Government Contractor Transparency
By Donald Cohen, March 10, 2015

Orange County Register: Online charter school knocked in report
By Gloria Romero, March 9, 2015

Education Week: New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program
By Audrey Armitage, March 4, 2015

Folio Weekly: Florida Public Schools and the Test Tweakers
By Julie Delegal, March 4, 2015

Education Week: Voters Want Less Charter School Growth and More Regulation, Survey Finds
By Arianna Prothero, March 3, 2015

Miami Diaro (Spanish): Escuelas Chárter: Encuesta cuestiona su función y pone la lupa en sus finanzas
By Donatella Ungredda, March 3, 2015

KFBK News: REPORT: California Online Charter Schools Not Making the Grade
March 2, 2015

Bakersfield Californian: Report blasts quality of virtual schools
By Lauren Foreman, March 1, 2015

Al Jazeera America: US sells prisoners to the highest bidders
By Mary Turck, February 28, 2015

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Online school sponsored by West Covina district condemned by Washington D.C. watchdog
By Jason Henry, February 27, 2015

KPCC: DC think tank: California online schools group should be investigated
By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, February 27 2015

Bay Area News Group: Virtual charter school network making profit at the expense of California schoolchildren, study finds
By Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati, February 27, 2015

Reprints:
Contra Costa Times: Virtual charter school network making profit at the expense of California schoolchildren, study finds
The Beacon Review: Virtual charter college network creating gain at the expense of California school children, study discovers
Fort Bragg Advocate-News: Virtual charter school network making profit at the expense of California schoolchildren, study finds

Progressive Pulse: Report assails K12, Inc.-backed California virtual charter school for producing more dropouts than graduates
By Lindsay Wagner, February 27, 2015

AllGov California: Research Group Unimpressed by Online Charter Schools’ 36% Graduation Rate
February 27, 2015       

Beacon Review: Online school sponsored by West Covina district condemned by Washington D.C. watchdog
February 27, 2015       

Los Angeles News GroupOnline school sponsored by West Covina district condemned by Washington D.C. watchdog
By: Jason Henry, February 27, 2015

BuzzFeed: Report Slams Virtual Charter Schools That Graduate Just 36% Of Students
By Molly Hensley-Clancy, February 26, 2015

UT San Diego: Virtual charter blasted in report
By Maureen Magee, February 26, 2015

EdSource: Report alleges poor academics at for-profit virtual schools
By Jane Meredith Adams, February 26, 2015

PoliticoREPORT: California Virtual School Network Puts Kids at Risk
By: Stephanie Simon, February 26, 2015

Bay Area News GroupVirtual charter school network making profit at the expense of California schoolchildren, study finds
By: Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati, February 25, 2015

Next City: The Venture Capitalist Who Wants to Move Your City Off 1990s Compaqs
By Rachel Dovey, February 16, 2015

The BG News: Legalization of marijuana in Ohio would provide benefits for many residents
By Deanna Huffman, February 12, 2015

Toledo Blade: Charter accounting (Editorial)
February 2, 2015

Politico (Morning Education): Teachers target teacher prep reg — Obama veers left — Boosting on-time completion — Charter standoff in Ohio
By Caitlin Emma, January 30, 2015

Toledo Blade: Group to sponsor: Withdraw support for charter schools
By Nolan Rosenkrans, January 29, 2015

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Coalition urges the sponsor of the Horizon Science Academy charter schools to pull support by Feb. 1 deadline
By Patrick O’Donnell, January 28, 2015

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Unfounded allegations” won’t stop sponsorship of Horizon Science Academy charter schools, sponsor says
By Patrick O’Donnell, January 28, 2015

Akron Beacon Journal: Ohio coalition calls for closure of charter schools linked to Turkish immigrants
By Doug Livingston, January 28, 2015

Education Week: Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny
By Arianna Prothero, January 28, 2015

New Yorker: Testing Time
By Alec MacGillis, January 26, 2015

Miami Herald: Fred Grimm: In Florida, candor has a very short shelf life
By Fred Grimm, January 25, 2015

Global News: Future still uncertain for Sask. corrections cooks
By Mike McKinnon, January 16, 2015

Progressive Pulse: Jeb Bush’s “Florida formula” of education privatization in North Carolina
By Lindsay Wagner, January 8, 2015

Washington Post: Jeb Bush education foundation played leading role in mixing politics, policy
By Lyndsey Layton, January 6, 2015

Reprints:
UK Progressive: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards
Fort Worth Business Press: Jeb Bush’s education foundation played leading role in mixing politics, policy
Portland Press Herald: Bush foundation’s push for digital learning included Maine

Northwest Indiana Times: When good toll roads go bad
By Keith Benman, December 27, 2014

Huffington Post: Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward
By Paul Blumenthal, December 4, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors
By Alison Knezevich, November 24, 2014

TruthOut (Opinion): Community Corrections: Profiteering, Corruption and Widening the Net
By Kay Whitlock, November 20, 2014

Huffington Post: The High Price of For-Profit Education and Jeb Bush
By Donald Cohen, November 17, 2014

PennLive: Gov.-elect Wolf should give taxpayers more control and increase transparency: Michael Morrill and Donald Cohen
By Michael Morrill and Donald Cohen, November 14, 2014

Desert News: Is tolling the best way to maintain the federal interstate system?
By Deborah Sutton, November 5, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat: Cotterell: New study blasts privatization
By Bill Cotterell, October 24, 2014

Fiscal Times: It’s Not Just the Senate: What’s Really at Stake in the 2014 Elections
By David Dayen, October 17, 2014

The Cap Times: WEDC slammed in report on privatization of public services
By Mike Ivey, October 16, 2014

Northwest Indiana Times: Indiana Toll Road operators declare bankruptcy
By Keith Benman, September 22, 2014

Keystone Crossroads: Pa. cities consider leasing out water system to balance budget
By Kate Lao Shaffner, October 23, 2014

Huffington Post: Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services Is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers
By Donald Cohen, October 20, 2014

Truth Out: A Red State Privatization Horror Story
October 15, 2014

Common Dreams: New Report Exposes Governors Who Helped Powerful Lobbies & Campaigns Donors Boost Profits at Taxpayer Expense
October 15, 2014

Washington Post: After huge tax incentive package, Boeing still ships jobs out of Washington
By Reid Wilson, October 8, 2014

Opposing Views: Shoplifter Dies After 1,000 Mile Trip Inside Private Prison Transport Van
By Michael Allen, October 2, 2014

Huffington Post: We Must Protect Taxpayers in Public-Private Partnerships
By Donald Cohen, August 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The ‘P3′ dilemma: Partnerships often fall short of taxpayers’ expectations
By Len Boselovic, August 11, 2014

ABC 6 (Ohio): ABC 6 INVESTIGATORS: Prison Food Vendor Employees Under Fire for Maggots
August 11, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The ‘P3’ dilemma: How effective are public-private partnerships?
By Len Boselovic, August 10, 2014

San Jose Mercury News: Private courts: Wieckowski bill will protect California from bad court contracts
By Donald Cohen, July 23, 2014

Talk Poverty: Raising the Minimum Wage: Get Local
By Donald Cohen, July 22, 2014

PA Times (American Society for Public Administration): Privatization: Is It Truly In The Public Interest?
By Dulce Pamela Baizas, July 22, 2014

Huffington Post: Raising Wages: States and Cities Can Follow Obama’s Lead on Tackling Inequality
By Donald Cohen, June 30, 2014

Forbes: ‘Just Like Selling Hamburgers’: 30 Years Of Private Prisons In The U.S.
By Matt Stroud, June 21, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Common Core Protesters Give Jeb Bush a New Hashtag: #StopJebNow
By Beth Reinhard, June 17, 2014

American Press: Outsourcing not always answer
By Jim Beam, June 15, 2014

Dirt Diggers Digest (Blog): Civil Servitude
By Phil Mattera, June 7, 2014

The Hill: Privatization widens economic inequality and punishes communities
By Donald Cohen, June 6, 2014

Salon: One percent’s twisted new heist: What’s really behind privatization
By Elias Isquith, June 6, 2014

In These Times: Privatizing Government Services Doesn’t Only Hurt Public Workers
By David Moberg, June 6, 2014

PRWatch: New Report Documents How Privatization Steals Wages, Harms Communities
By Mary Bottari, June 5, 2014

NextCity: Why Chicago’s Botched Parking Meter Privatization Is Also Bad for the Environment
By Donald Cohen, June 4, 2014

American City & County: The hidden costs of privatization
By Derek Prall, June 4, 2014

Cognitive Dissidence (Blog): Privatization: The Race to the Bottom
June 4, 2014

Truthout: New ITPI Report: Privatization Triggers “Alarming Race to the Bottom” for Middle Class, Community Services
By Richard Allen Smith, June 4, 2014

Campaign for America’s Future (Blog): How Government “Contracting Out” Drives Up Costs, Pushes Down Workers
By Dave Johnson, June 4, 2014

Bloomberg BNA: Public Sector Roundup: State and Local Outsourcing Costs Communities as Contractors Cut Pay, Benefits, Report Says
By Loius C. LaBrecque, June 4, 2014

Politico: Morning Transportation
By Adam Snider, June 3, 2014

Fiscal Times: The High Cost of Low-Wage Public Service Outsourcing
By Rob Garber, June 3, 2014

MSNBC: How privatizing government hollowed out the middle class
By Timothy Noah, June 3, 2014

Baltimore Sun: U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
By Justin George, June 2, 2014

Tampa Bay Times: Jeb Bush’s Common Core problem strikes at heart of his foundation
By Alex Leary, May 30, 2014

Tax Justice Network: The May 2014 Taxcast
May 23, 2014

Salon: 5 ways privatization is fleecing American taxpayers
By Dave Johnson, May 20, 2014
Originally posted on AlterNet

Northwest Indiana Times: Heavy hauling shifts to taxpayers in privatizations
By Keith Benman, May 17, 2014

Baltimore Sun: We need more evidence-based governance [Letter]
By Daphne Greenwood, May 10, 2014

Government Technology: States Eyeing Restrictions on Technology Outsourcing
By Brian Heaton May 6, 2014

Capital & Main: Scholars Network to Analyze Outsourcing and Privatization
By Donald Cohen, May 1, 2014

The Atlantic: The Privatization Backlash
By Molly Ball, April 23, 2014
Also printed in Government Executive

Moyers & Company: Backlash Against Privatization Is Growing in States and Cities Across the US
April 23, 2014

Daily Kos: Pushback is building after privatization horror stories spread
By Laura Clawson, April 23, 2014

Huffington Post: Would You Like Salmonella With That? It’s Time to Dump the ‘Filthy Chicken Rule’
By J. David Cox Sr., April 23, 2014

The South Shore Press: The Suffolk County Legislature Republican Task Force Calls On The Public For New Ideas To Deal With Budget Control And Taxation Stability
By Sheena M. Rubino, April 23, 2014

Brennan Center for Justice (Blog): Are Private Prisons Good Investments for States?
By Julia Bowling, April 15, 2014

Bloomberg TV: LaGuardia’s $3.6B Privately-Invested Transformation
April 14, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business (Opinion): Chicago’s outsourcing habit has costly consequences
By Daphne T. Greenwood, April 14, 2014

Reuters: States And Cities Are Increasingly Turning To Private Money To Fund Public Projects
By Hilary Russ, April 14, 2014

Arrest Records (Blog): Infographic: Privatization of the US Prison System
April 12, 2014

Albuquerque Journal: SF City Council will consider measure to shine light on privatization
By T.S. Last, April 8, 2014

Northwest Indiana Times: Reports: Indiana Toll Road again facing debt problems
By Keith Benman, March 31, 2014

MinnPost: It’s time to rein in predatory contracting of government services
By Donald Cohen, March 26, 2014

Huffington Post: Have We Forgotten the Lessons of the Triangle Fire?
By Donald Cohen, March 24, 2014

The Nation: When the Government Outsources to Private Companies, Inequality Gets Worse
By Michelle Chen, March 24, 2014

Topeka Capital-Journal: Letter: HB 2723 necessary to reign in outsourcing of Kansas state services
By Donald Cohen, March 23, 2014

The Gary Crusader: Forum examines pitfalls of privatization
March 22, 2014

Michigan Radio: Orr looks to private sector for help with Detroit water department mess
By Sarah Cwiek, March 21, 2014

Huffington Post: The Evidence is in: Taxpayers Need Protections
By Donald Cohen, March 19, 2014

New York Times (Editorial): Hurricane Sandy and New Jersey’s Poor
March 19, 2014

Times of Northwest Indiana: Gary privatization critics bash airport deal
By Keith Benman, March 18, 2014

Times of Northwest Indiana: Gary airport privatization to get close look
By Keith Benman, March 14, 2014

Huffington Post (Blog): Qualitative Analysis: Education With a Heart
By Stuart Gunter, March 10, 2014

NJ Spotlight: Rutgers Report Says State Shares Blame for Problems with Fired Sandy Contractor
By Tara Rurin, March 7, 2014

The Daily Journal: Study: NJ contracting process needs overhaul
By Keith Sargeant, March 7, 2014

New Jersey 101.5: Study: NJ is Overlooking its Oversight Responsibilities [AUDIO]
By Kevin McArdle, March 7, 2014

Daily Targum: Rutgers study reveals lack of state oversight to contractors
By Erin Petenko, March 7, 2014

Politicker NJ (Morning Digest): Rutgers Report Says State Shares Blame for Problems with Fired Sandy Contractor
By Liz Swain, March 7, 2014

Star-Ledger: NJ failing to keep tabs on contractors, Rutgers study finds
By Erin O’Neill, March 6, 2014

The Record: Rutgers study cites ‘stunning’ lack of oversight of companies hired by New Jersey
By Michael Linhorst, March 6, 2014

Asbury Park Press: Rutgers study calls for redesign of state’s contracting process
By Keith Sargeant, March 6, 2014

Newsworks: Rutgers study finds little N.J. oversight of contractors
By Phil Gregory, March 6, 2014

88.3 FM WBGO: Study Calls for Contract Oversight Changes
By Phil Gregory, March 6, 2014

Bob Braun’s Ledger: BULLETIN: Rutgers slams NJ’s lack of contractor oversight
By Bob Braun, March 6, 2014

Newsweek: Bringing Home the Big Bucks in the Public Sector
By David Cay Johnston, March 5, 2014

Des Moines Register: Iowa View: Taxpayers deserve better budget transparency here in Iowa
By Jeff Danielson, March 5, 2014

Tennessean: Bill protects taxpayers from government contractors
By Donald Cohen, March 4, 2014

Schreveport Times: Bill protects taxpayers from government contractors
By Donald Cohen, March 4, 2014

Telam (Translated from Spanish): Private prisons in the U.S.: a business that grew with the heavy hand
By Maria Laura Carpineta, March 1, 2014

Truth-Out: Know Who Is “Cashing In on Kids”
By Isaiah J. Poole, February 28, 2014

Blue Jersey: Cashing In On Kids – Revealing the $$ in Public Education
By Deborah Cornavaca, February 28, 2014

Education Week: AFT, Nonprofit Launch ‘Cashing in on Kids’ Website, Spur Controversy
By Michele Molnar, February 27, 2014

The Olympian: Outsourcing of public services doesn’t work
By Donald Cohen, February 26, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times (Voices): Illinois isn’t among 15 states acting vs. predatory outsourcing
By Thomas Frisbie, February 26, 2014

U.S. News & World Report: AFT, Advocacy Group Want More Accountability for Charters
By Allie Bidwell, February 26, 2014

Daily Kos: This week in the War on Workers: America’s highest-paid government workers
By Laura Clawson, February 22, 2014

Del Marva Now: Donald Cohen’s opinion: Outsourcing control at UMES is bad for taxpayers
By Donald Cohen, February 21, 2014

Diane Ravitch Blog: Who Are America’s Highest Paid Government Workers?
By Diane Ravitch, February 20, 2014

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Rein in predatory contracting
By Donald Cohen, February 19, 2014

Salon: 4 ways privatization is ruining our education system
By Paul Buchheit, February 19, 2014

Education Week: Former K12 Inc. Executive Listed Among Top-Paid ‘Government’ Workers
By Sean Cavanagh, February 19, 2014

Progress Illinois: New Report Sheds Light On America’s Top Paid ‘Government Workers’
By Ellyn Fortino, February 19, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times: How to avoid another bad parking meter deal
By Andy Shaw, February 15, 2014

Tulsa World: Donald Cohen: Restoring control to Oklahoma taxpayers
By Donald Cohen, February 14, 2014

American City & County: Guide for effective PPPs
By Derek Prall, February 12, 2014

Huffington Post: ‘Public Private Partnerships’ Sound Great, But Private Investment Requires Public Accountability
By Donald Cohen, February 7, 2014

Truth-out: Shocking Facts About America’s For-Profit Prison Industry
By Beth Buczynski, February 6, 2014

The Volante: Private prisons: Exchanging humanity for profit
By Dee Rife, February 4, 2014

Lincoln Journal-Star: Column: Restoring Control to Nebraska Taxpayers
By Donald Cohen, February 1, 2014

Huffington Post: The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services
By Donald Cohen, January 24, 2014

Huffington Post: Reality Has Turned the Tide Against Private Prisons
By Donald Cohen, January 21, 2014

The Freeman: Cage Complex
By Wendy McElroy, January 21, 2014

Truth-out: Stopping the Transfer of West Virginia Inmates to Private Prisons
January 20, 2014

Naked Capitalism: Quelle Surprise! New Report Shows How Outsourcing State and Local Government Services is About Looting
By Yves Smith, January 3, 2014

Arizona Republic (Editorial): Private prisons: Let’s see hidden cost comparisons
January 1, 2014

Arizona Republic: Arizona faces growing cost of private prisons
By Craig Harris, December 29, 2013

Arizona Republic (Opinion): Taxpayers held hostage by private prison industry
By EJ Montini, December 29, 2013

Las Cruces Sun-News: Neal Hooks: Santa Claus, minimum wage and politics of division
By Neal Hooks, December 19, 2013

Truthout: When Outsourcing Public Services to Private Companies Goes Wrong
By Mike Ludwig, December 11, 2013

Post and Courier (South Carolina): Study cites Southern examples of public contracts gone bad
By Robert Behre, December 5, 2013

Politico (Morning Transportation): Report-ing for Duty – A trio of transport reports
By Adam Snider, December 5, 2013

Salon: Exclusive: Corporate cronyism under fire, faces existential threat
By Josh Eidelson, December 4, 2013

Gawker: Here Is Your Bible of Privatization Horror Stories
By Adam Weinstein, December 4, 2013

KHI News Service (Kansas): Public interest group criticizes privatization, KanCare
By Dave Ranney, December 4, 2013

City and State NY (New York): Last Read – December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013

Voice of San Diego: Three Managed Comp Fixes That Everyone Agrees On
By Lisa Halverstadt, December 3, 2013

Tulsa World: Editorial: Invasion of the private prisons
December 2, 2013

Reuters: Jeb Bush, with cash and clout, pushes contentious school reforms
By Stephanie Simon, November 27, 2012

Patriot-News: Outsourcing Cumberland County services a mixed bag, but worth looking into: consultant
By Steve Marroni, November 22, 2013

Liberaland: They’re Actually Trying To Privatize Lincoln’s Grave
By Sandi Behrns, November 13, 2013

Hullabaloo: Privatizing Lincoln’s grave
By David Atkins, November 13, 2013

Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Privatizing Lincoln’s Grave
By Eric Loomis, November 13, 2013

Huffington Post: Don’t Take Away Public Service From Those Who Served
By Donald Cohen, November 11, 2013

Governing: Public-Private Partnerships Are Popular, But Are They Practical?
By Ryan Holeywell, November 1, 2013

Huffington Post: Outsourcing Food Inspection Is Too Hard to Swallow
By Donald Cohen, October 29, 2013

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: National Group Says Enterprise Florida Is Misusing Taxpayer Funds
By Ashley Lopez, October 28, 2013

Tampa Tribune: Keeping watch on economic development (Editorial)
October 28, 2013

TruthOut: Privatized State Development Agencies Create Scandals Instead of Jobs
October 28, 2013

Examiner: Gov. Kasich, JobsOhio take hits as high court hears JobsOhio case Nov. 6 (Photos)
October 27, 2013

Winston-Salem Journal: Research center critical of privatizing economic development
By Richard Craver, October 27, 2013

News & Observer: NC plans to adopt job recruitment strategy that has caused problems elsewhere
By Rob Christensen, October 26, 2013

Orlando Sentinel: Florida jobs agency key to Scott’s re-election bid
By Aaron Deslatte, October 26, 2013

NJ Spotlight: Christie, Buono Diametrically Opposed on Jobs, Economy
By Mark J. Magyar, October 25, 2013

Salon: How corporations hijack government, with GOP help, in the name of creating jobs
By Josh Eidelson, October 24, 2013

The Progressive: Job Creation: The Latest Taxpayer-Funded Scandal
By David Cay Johnston, October 24, 2013

Frying Pan News: Public-Private Partnerships: Schools for Scandal
October 24, 2013

North Escambia.com: Under Fire: Enterprise Florida Gives Peek At Job Creation Numbers
October 24, 2013

The Institute for Southern Studies: NC heads down scandal-plagued economic development path
By Sue Sturgis, October 24, 2013

Ohio Daily: JobsOhio Not a Raging Success, Says Policy Research Group. Go Figure!
By Anastasia Pantsios, October 24, 2013

Capital Times: WEDC rapped in national report on public-private economic development groups
By Mike Ivey, October 24, 2013

Associated Press: Perry: Planned A&M campus in Israel ‘historic’
By Paul J. Weber, October 23, 2013

Columbus Dispatch: UPDATED: Good Jobs says bad JobsOhio
By Joe Vardon, October 23, 2013

City Beat: National Report Criticizes JobsOhio, Other Privatized Agencies
By German Lopez, October 23, 2013

Ohio Democratic Party (Blog): Report: JobsOhio a Costly Failure
By Matt McGrath, October 23, 2013

Plunderbund: Michigan Economic Development Corp: Hey, at least we’re not JobsOhio
October 23, 2013

The National Memo: Job Creation: The Latest Taxpayer-Funded Scandal
By David Cay Johnston, October 23, 2013

Reuters (Press Release): Report: Privatized State Development Agencies Create Scandals Instead of Jobs
October 23, 2013

Fire Dog Lake: Report: Governors Engaging In Crony Capitalism Disguised As Economic Development
October 23, 2013

City Ethics: A New Report and New Book on State and Federal Ethical Misconduct
By Robert Wechsler, October 23, 2013

Arizona News: State pro-business organizations are publicly funded, though secretly controlled
October 23, 2013

Tucson Sentinel: Pro-biz groups are publicly funded, but privately controlled
By Nicholas Kusnetz, October 23, 2013

Orlando Sentinel: National jobs group blasts Enterprise Florida
By Aaron Deslatte, October 23, 2013

Palm Beach Post: Subsidy critic bashes Enterprise Florida for “excessive” pay, conflicts of interest
October 23, 2013

Palm Beach Post: Two groups pan Enterprise Florida
By Jeff Ostrowski, October 23, 2013

My Fox Tampa Bay: Report: Enterprise Florida has misused million in taxpayer money
October 23, 2013

Florida News: National jobs organisation blasts Enterprise Florida
October 23, 2013

News & Observer: Morning Memo: Renee Ellmers’ no good, very bad week
By John Frank, October 23, 2013

Huffington Post: Prisoners of Profit
By Chris Kirkham, October 22, 2013

Marketplace: Are kids being mistreated in America’s private prisons?
By David Brancaccio, October 22, 2013

Tennessean: CCA contract needed greater scrutiny
By Tennessean Editorial Board, October 16, 2013

Fox 17 – WZTV Nashville: Fewer Inmates Housed at Higher Rate
October 14, 2013

Tennessean: Taxpayers fund empty CCA prison beds
By Brian Haas, October 10, 2013

Governing: Outsourced Government: Have We Gone Too Far?
By Philip Joyce, October 9, 2013

Huffington Post: When Public and Private Meet, Extra Care Is Needed
By Donald Cohen, October 8, 2013

The Nation: Prison Profiteers
By Liliana Segura. October 1, 2013

Crain’s Chicago Business: Grounding Midway privatization was right: Now make transparency the law
By Donald Cohen, October 1, 2013

Salon: 5 industries that are hurting America
By Paul Buchheit, September 30, 2013

United Steelworkers Blog: Outsourcing America Exposed
September 30, 2013

Democratic Underground: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food
September 28, 2013

Workers Independent News: Lisa Graves explains CMD’s new website, OutsourcingAmericaExposed.org
September 27, 2013

Thom Hartmann Program: Full Show 9/26/13: ‘The corporate takeover of the commons’
By Thom Hartmann, September 26, 2013

Truth-Out: Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash From Kids and Soldiers
By Rebekah Wilce and Mary Bottari, September 26, 2013

USA News: “Lockup Quotas,” “Low-crime Taxes,” and the For-Profit Prison Industry
September 26, 2013

PolicyMic: The Shocking Fact About For-Profit Prisons You Never Knew
By Dan Gamarnik, September 25, 2013

Mint Press News: Private Prisons Demand States Fill Their Empty Beds
By Frederick Reese, September 25, 2013

AFL-CIO Now: New Website Exposes Top 12 Privatizers and Profiteers in America
By Jackie Tortora, September 24, 2013

Waukesha Wonk: Center for Media and Democracy launches OutsourcingAmericaExposed.org
By Lisa Mux, September 24, 2013

 TruthOut: How Lockup Quotas and “Low-Crime Taxes” Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Corporations
September 23, 2013

The Young Turks: Profit Guaranteed By Quotas For Private Prisons (Video)
September 23, 2013

AllGov: Private Prisons Punish States for not Having Enough Prisoners
September 23, 2013

Daily Kos: Prison privatization: time to end the excesses
By Daily Kos editors, September 22, 2013

Press TV: Corporations receive government contracts to pack prisons: Winograd
September 22, 2013

Tulsa World: Editorial: More reliance on private prisons not the answer
By World’s Editorial Writers, September 21, 2013

New Haven Register: City should carefully control services (Letter to the Editor)
By David Forsyth (West Haven councilman-at-large), September 20, 2013

Salon: Privatization fetishists resist reform, costing cities millions
By Micah Uetricht, September 20, 2013

In These Times: On Government Prison Contracts To Buy And Sell Human Beings: 2013 Edition
By Matt Stroud, September 20, 2013

Think Progress: How Private Prison Firms Use Quotas To Fill Cells And Coffers
By Nicole Flatow, September 20, 2013

AlterNet: 6 Shocking Revelations About How Private Prisons Make Their Money
By April M. Short, September 20, 2013
Reposted on Salon

RT: Majority of private prison contracts demand taxpayer-backed lockup quotas – report
September 20, 2013,
Reposted on blogs including Blacklisted News

AFL-CIO Now: When You Require Prison Beds to Be Filled, Politicians Fill Them
By Kenneth Quinnell, September 20, 2013

Sentencing Law and Policy: New report assails “lockup quotas” in private prison industry
September 20, 2013

Tulsa World: Report: Lockup quotas in prison contracts become low-crime taxes
By Cary Aspinwall, September 20, 2013

The Raw Story: Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees
By Travis Gettys, September 20, 2013

PR Watch: Lockup Quotas Help For-Profit Prison Companies Keep Profits High and Prisons Full
By Brendan Fischer, September 20, 2013

Facing South: Private prisons lock in profits with lockup quotas
By Brentin Mock, September 20, 2013

Brennan Center for Justice: Do Private Prison Contracts Fuel Mass Incarceration?
By Julia Bowling, September 20, 2013

Moyers & Company: Report: “Low-Crime Tax” Keeps For-Profit Prisons Profitable
By Joshua Holland, September 20, 2013

From the Trenches World Report: America’s private prisons have prison quotas where states must pay them for unused beds
September 20, 2013

Beyond Bars (Brave New Foundation): Private Prisons Are Loving This Rule. Taxpayers Aren’t.
By Jesse Lava and Hadley Korn, September 20, 2013

Labor Radio (Workers Independent News): Donald Cohen Explains How For-Profit Prisons Are Flourishing in the US
September 20, 2013

Frying Pan News: Stop Prison Inc. from Pushing Lockup Quotas
By Donald Cohen, September 19, 2013

Washington Post: Are governments incentivizing longer prison terms?
By Reid Wilson, September 19, 2013

Huffington Post: Prison Quotas Push Lawmakers To Fill Beds, Derail Reform
By Chris Kirkham, September 19, 2013

Huffington Post: One Disturbing Reason For Our Exploding Prison Population (INFOGRAPHIC)
By Katy Hall and Jan Diehm, September 19, 2013

Mother Jones: How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall
By Andy Kroll, September 19, 2013

Business Insider: Private Prison Contracts Are Forcing States To Pay For Empty Beds
By Erin Fuchs, September 19, 2013

Opposing Views: Most Private Prisons Have ‘Lockup Quotas,’ Must Be 80-100% Full
By Michael Allen, September 19, 2013

Tulsa World: Report examines private prison contracts, ‘lockup quotas’
By Cary Aspinwall, September 19, 2013

The News Star: State ‘lockup quota’ among nation’s highest
By Mike Hasten, September 19, 2013
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Arizona Daily Star: Report says private prison contracts with states guarantee high inmate occupancy
By Patrick McNamara, September 19, 2013

Liberaland: Crime Down? No Problem: Private Prison Industry Still Makes Guaranteed Profit
By Sandi Behrns, September 19, 2013

Dispatches from the Underclass: A Majority Of Private Prison Contracts Include ‘Lockup Quotas’ To Guarantee Profits
By Rania Khalek, September 19, 2013

Huffington Post: No Deal Is a Big Deal for Chicago
By Donald Cohen, September 17, 2013

Washington Post: How parking meters killed privatization of Midway Airport
By Reid Wilson, September 13, 2013

USA Today: NSA was bound to overstep: Your Say (Letters to the Editor)
By Donald Cohen, August 25, 2013

We Party Patriots: Big Brother? How About Baby Brother? Jeb Bush’s Education Privatization Group Has Child-Harming Emails Unearthed
August 5, 2013, By Steve Cooper

Progressive Review (Undernews): Why privatization is a disaster
By Donald Cohen, August 3, 2013

Truthout: Detroit: Donald Cohen Warns of Privatization, Calls for Bailout
By Candice Bernd, July 25, 2013

New York Times (DealBook): Cities Need to Weigh Costs of Private Partnerships
By Donald Cohen, July 23, 2013

Diane Ravitch (Blog): Before Detroit’s Fire Sale Begins, Call the Experts
By Diane Ravitch, July 23, 2013

Huffington Post: Cities and States Should Learn From Edward Snowden
By Donald Cohen, July 12, 2013

Reuters: Edward Snowden and the disaster of privatization
By Donald Cohen, July 11, 2013

PR Watch: Group Launches “Taxpayer Empowerment Agenda” to Reclaim Public Control over Public Assets and Destructive Outsourcing
By Brendan Fischer, July 3, 2013

Huffington Post: Public Interest Group Challenges Privatization Of Local, State Government Services
By Dave Jamieson, July 1, 2013

PR Watch: Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country
By Brendan Fischer, June 28, 2013

Huffington Post: Americans Deserve a Big Raise — Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act
By Donald Cohen and Peter Dreier, June 25, 2013

Houston Press (Hair Balls Blog): Report Highlights Houston’s Pioneering Role in America’s Mass Incarceration
By Casey Michel, June 21, 2013

Huffington Post: The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn’t an Accident
By Donald Cohen and Peter Dreier, June 4, 2013

Huffington Post: Boeing’s Dreamliner – A Cautionary Tale for Government Outsourcers
By Donald Cohen, May 2, 2013

Huffington Post: How a Shadow Drug Industry Tries to Avoid Regulation
By Donald Cohen and Peter Dreier, April 15, 2013

Huffington Post: Murky Waters in Allentown
By Donald Cohen and Wenonah Hauter, March 29, 2013

The Tampa Tribune: Jeb Bush’s Education Foundation Under Fire For Lobbying For Laws That Benefit Corporate Donors
By William March, March 3, 2013

Huffington Post: Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for Business (But the Corporate Lobby Doesn’t Think So)
By Donald Cohen and Peter Dreier, February 23, 2013

Education Week: Watchdog Gnaws On Foundation With Jeb Bush Ties
By Andrew Ujifusa, February 19, 2013

Conservative Teachers of America: The Wrangling of Taxpayer Money by Jeb Bush and other Education Reformers
By Gretchen Logue, February 7, 2013

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: Report Shows Link Between Jeb Bush’s Education Reforms and Corporate Interests
By Ashley Lopez, February 1, 2013

Washington Post: E-mails link Bush foundation, corporations and education officials
By Valerie Strauss, January 30, 2013

The Nation: E-Mails Show Jeb Bush Foundation Lobbied For Businesses, Including One Tied To Bush
By Lee Fang, January 30, 2013

Chicago Tribune: Durbin urges caution on Midway privatization
By Kathy Bergen, January 29, 2013