As Columbus Education Association put it: a tale of two cities:
CoverMyMeds new HQ, which received a 15 year, 100% property tax abatement worth as much as $77.7 million, along with an income tax incentive that will return 30% – 35% of income tax withholdings to the company, deals that are estimated will cost Columbus City Schools $35.5 million over 15 years:
And a photo from Columbus City Schools:
Commenters added to the contrast, mentioning rats:
As well as air conditioning and working bathrooms:
Recent years have seen Columbus City Schools students being sent home due to heat on multiple occasions.
WCBE recently noted:
- CoverMyMeds CEO Matt Scantland has donated over $100,000 to city officials election efforts in recent years
- Columbus is suing the parent company of CoverMyMeds, McKesson Corporation, over the opiate crisis, while simultaneously giving CoverMyMeds subsidies.
- McKesson Corporation has revenues of $200 billion+ a year, making it the 6th wealthiest company in the world.
It’s quite a contrast.
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