by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
For the past year or so, Linamar has constantly been in the headlines for getting government money. It already got the City of Asheville to sign a contract for $2 million in tax breaks. Buncombe County and the State of North Carolina have also contributed. Now, it’s time to ask for $1 million in cash. The award will only cost the city $200,000 this year, which by at least one loose estimate, could translate into a half-percent pay raise for municipal employees.