Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for California
Subsidies received by Wal-MartThere are no centralized databases of economic development subsidies, but Good Jobs First found 18 deals worth a total of about $50.8 million in California. They include the following:
Good Jobs First has compiled data on Wal-Mart subsidies in the following citiesBarstow, CA : n.a.
Cathedral City, CA : $1.8 million
Colton, CA : $2.6 million
Corona, CA : $2 million
Covina, CA : $5.3 million
Duarte, CA : $1.8 million
Gilroy, CA : $408,000
Hemet, CA : $1.8 million
Lake Elsinore, CA : $2.2 million
Lancaster, CA : more than $2.3 million
Manteca, CA : $1.7 million
Merced, CA : n.a.
Perris, CA : about $2.7 million
Porterville, CA : estimated $14 million
Redlands, CA : $1.25 million
Rialto, CA : $2.6 million
Riverside, CA : more than $2.2 million
San Diego, CA : $6.1 million
Hidden taxpayer costsMany Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. California is among those states that have not disclosed data on the employers with the most workers or their dependents enrolled in such programs.
For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of CA for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#CA
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