Civitas Review

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    NC Commerce Sec.: Hollywood Cronyism to Continue

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    From the Charlotte Business Journal: Not to worry, filmmakers and TV commercial producers. North Carolina will have something for you after the state's existing film incentives expire later this year. The question is what those incentives will look like, N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker says. Plans are to have legislation ready for the short […]

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    Film Industry Continues Plea for Government Privilege

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Representatives from the TV and film industry gathered in Charlotte over the weekend to host a forum to discuss the "benefits" of North Carolina's tax credits for TV and movie production companies. Typical of the pleas of these folks demanding special government privileges denied most everyone else is this: “If the incentive goes away, it […]

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    Memo Sheds Light on 'Development' Boondoggles

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    In another shocking development, it turns out that corporate welfare dispenses lots of money to big corporations without bringing in many jobs. The General Assembly"s Fiscal Research Division released a memo memo saying the movie industry's tax incentives led to no more than 70 jobs — at the cost of than $30 million in credits […]