House Committee Votes to End Film Tax Credit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The debate about how much money to put into Michigan's tax credit program for films and movies is escalating.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder wants to end many tax exemptions and would cap Michigan's film incentive program at $25 million. There currently is no cap on the film credit program.
Republicans on a House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the $25 million that Snyder proposed setting aside for the film credits.
Republican Rep. Earl Poleski of Jackson says debate on the film credit will continue as the budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts in October advances in the Legislature.
Advocates of Michigan's film credit already were upset with Snyder's proposed limits on the program.

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  • by Rick Location: jackson on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    Its a dumb idea. No bigger sign of gray haired fools than slighting Michigan out of one of the few things making it worthy of anything these days. Their has been so many movies made here in the last few years and studios building and giving jobs. Batman and the Avengers movies pulled out and more will follow. Once again Michigan will be a boring hole on its way down because backwards sods known as Republicans are clueless.
  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Apr 14, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    Great idea. All of these "credits" are a joke, and ultimately shift taxes to the little guy in the end. Face it, Michigan sure isn't Hollywood! Thank you. Ricardo
  • by jonny Location: home on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 at 08:33 PM
    $25 million to get $50 million into the state. Who does this type of math and still has a job? A democrat.
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