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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Herd on the Hill: Lights. Camera. Action - but not too much action.

Excerpted from this post at Herd on the Hill

"If you build it, He will come." The Iowa Legislature, in a
bi-partisan fashion in 2007 and in 2009, passed film tax incentives to
surpass what other states were offering to lure Hollywood into Iowa.
Well, the film industry has arrived in Iowa - and it is big business
for the state - bringing in film crews, movie stars and the best of
Iowa jobs and opportunities. But wait ... like every good Hollywood
movie, there is a plot twist ahead. Dozens of film advocates and
Iowans are now worried that a law change passed by Iowa Democrats
capping the tax credits in the closing days of the 2009 session will
effectively kill the tax breaks and this new Iowa industry.

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