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Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Bill extends film subsidies indefinitely

… Studley blasted film subsidies during withering testimony … dollars spent on film subsidies would be better employed … roads. If the Michigan film subsidies were a movie it would … altogether, allowing film subsidies to continue on a permanent … more

Memo to Reporters: Follow the Money!

On Hollywood subsidies

… Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Idea Super Subsidies Housing … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

December 5, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

Road funding, religious freedom, film subsidies more

… selective tax breaks and subsidies granted to particular … Extend film producer subsidies: Passed 73 to 37 in … appropriated for these subsidies. Who Voted … more

Senate Votes to Continue Film Subsidies

Will House put Michigan residents above Hollywood actors?

… program, meaning the subsidies are set to continue … more

Corporate Welfare and the Michigan Business Tax

Some subsidies extend another 20 years

… that approved huge subsidies or tax breaks for … comes from selective subsidies and tax breaks granted … more

'Batman vs. Superman' Swings Super Subsidy Deals from Multiple States

A challenge to boosters' claim that incentives can plant a sustainable industry

… infatuation with the state-subsidized Batman vs. Superman: … production may be collecting subsidies not just from Michigan … eligible for its own film subsidies. In addition … Superman may also get subsidies from Illinois and … more

Electric Vehicle Battery Subsidy Failures Evident Early On

Former Gov. Granholm defends her policies in Detroit Free Press article

… credits and direct subsidies to four companies … also voted for the subsidies. "This is why … more

Michigan Senate Votes to Remove Sunset Provision Ending Hollywood Subsidies

Bill also removes cap on high-paid actors; now moves to the House

… money used for the film subsidies could better be spent … Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Senator Called Film Subsidies 'a Waste,' Now Votes to Continue Them

… could receive from the subsidies. The bill is being … Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

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