Anthony Brown’s Corporate Giveaways
- Media Rights Capital (i.e., House of Cards) has received 11.6 million in taxpayer subsidies so far for its first season and is eligible for up to $30 million for seasons two and three according to data from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. The HBO series Veep is eligible for $22.6 million for its four seasons. Note the delicious irony of Anthony Brown having already given away $3.4 million in taxpayer dollars to the show about an inept second in command!
- Bechtel Power Corporation received a $9.5 million low cost loan from the state in return for keeping some jobs in Frederick, after the company decided to move its headquarters to Virginia.
- The O’Malley-Brown administration gave General Motors $3 million for a new production facility in White Marsh.
- The politically connected developers of the State Center project received $127 million in taxpayer subsidies despite the O’Malley-Brown administration’s violation of state procurement laws, in handpicking the developers Indeed, it was Anthony Brown, who led the charge to pass legislation that would have killed the lawsuit.