Since 2008, Michigan taxpayers have subsidized movies to the tune of nearly $500 million. The film incentives program was supposed to create jobs and bring a new industry to the state, but failed to do either. Fortunately, the demise of film incentives seems imminent, with Gov. Rick Snyder expected to sign a bill eliminating them this week.
Jarrett Skorup, a Mackinac Center policy analyst who has written extensively on the film subsidy program, has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about their history and downfall.
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