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Will Michigan Taxpayers Be Giving KISS Millions For the Rock Band's Film?

Gene Simmons slaps down socialism but KISS film may accept film subsidies

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

Why Film Subsidies Must Go

Independent studies show Hollywood corporate welfare a bust

… clear conclusion: Film subsidies have to go. Researchers … purest form of direct subsidies for the rich … taxpayers. Film subsidies were approved by a … more

House Budget Puts Roads Above Film Subsidies

Some Republicans protecting Big Hollywood corporate welfare

… Michigan. The film subsidies are an inefficient … low-hanging fruit like film subsidies, select subsidy programs … more

Solar Subsidy Part Two

Will the promises come to fruition this time?

… predictions and state subsidies if they come through … Shining On State Solar Subsidies The 89,000 … Magaziness It's Not Easy Subsidizing Green Rosy … more

Commentary: Tourism Study Flawed

State needs to abandon subsidy favors

State needs to abandon subsidy favors.


Incumbent’s Record Targeted and Defended in Michigan's 46th

Rep. Bradford Jacobsen and John Reilly discuss their differences on energy mandates, select subsidies

… me is that we stop subsidizing these energy programs. … not in favor of the subsidizing. Reilly: "I … Right-to-Work, Film Subsidies, Detroit Bailout In … Race Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are … more

From Here to Eternity?

Motion Picture Association of America letter wants permanent corporate welfare for movies

… happen because of rich subsidies; significant film … legislature to up the subsidies. This is a strong case against film subsidies. Michigan has been … is built here, the subsidies can be phased down. But … more

GOP Budget Spends More on Film Subsidies

Picking Hollywood over taxpayers

… seeking $10 million in subsidies the bogus deal … more

Northern Michigan University economist Hugo Eyzaguirre discusses how raising the minimum wage will hurt emerging local economies. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."

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