Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pushing the Bill Along

So the Movie/Television Tax Incenitve legislation has taken one more step toward passage.

... AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle today, passing the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 6-0. ...

... Figures from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics show that from 2004-2012, California lost more than 16,000 film- and television-industry jobs, resulting in more than $1.5 billion in lost wages and economic activity. ...

I was in the room for the hearing today, and spoke in support (along with a lot of other labor reps) of the bill. Afterwards, I delivered 300 letters from TAG members favoring the legislation.

AB 1839 is a long way from being a silver bullet, but it's about the only way to counter the free money being handed out by Canada, Britain, New York, Georgia, Louisiana and a few other places. There are still multiple hurdles to leap over, but so far, so good.


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