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State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson changes her mind on corporate film subsidies

On the March 6 episode of “Off the Record,” State Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit, said she is a “left winger” who wants to eliminate Michigan’s film credits.

“I know the Teamsters are interested in this bill,” she said. “I usually do support labor when it creates jobs, but on this one I think I might deviate because in the past I’ve voted against packages that had that in there. I’m very much against corporate welfare. I love welfare for people, but not corporations.”

ForTheRecord says: On March 11, Robinson voted to continue the Hollywood subsidy, which gave $40 million to Disney in 2013. Disney had $4.8 billion in profits that year.

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