Beckmann Cites CapCon on Film Incentives

Host, state senator discuss Hollywood corporate welfare

Host Frank Beckmann on his WJR-AM760 show Friday cited Michigan Capitol Confidential while interviewing Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, about the Senate’s vote to extend corporate welfare for film makers. Sen. Moolenaar was one of four senators to vote against the measure.

Beckmann mentioned that CapCon had reported some $500 million has been taken from Michigan taxpayers and given to Hollywood over the last five years through the film incentive scheme, but that the number of movie-related jobs in Michigan has dropped by 100 in the same span.

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