Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, December 3

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Late Friday afternoon, The Reader's Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke posted the infamous "Shadow Budget," the list of allocated and proposed uses for $500 million a year in TIF money that City Hall has previously refused to release to the public. If you've ever been skeptical of the benefits and propriety of TIFs, well, you have some good reasons to be. Download the budget as a PDF here.

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