State Press Covers the End of Film Subsidies

Hohman comments on bill signed into law on July 10

After seven years of subsidizing the film industry, Michigan's movie incentive program is over. Taxpayers contributed a total of $450 million to the industry between 2008 and 2015.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill eliminating the subsidies on July 10. As a long-time critic of the program, the Mackinac Center's James Hohman commented on the outcome in the Detroit Free Press:

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"Scholars across the spectrum agree that subsidizing film making is a waste of taxpayer dollars," said James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center, a conservative think tank. "We applaud Michigan legislators and the governor for eliminating this program."

That article can be read in the July 10 edition of the Detroit Free Press. Hohman's comments were also featured in the July 10 edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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