This is an exciting week for us on AFP-Florida's website! This week we're featuring Stories from the States, a series of guest blog posts talking about an issue very much at the forefront of the policy discus ...
Today’s post comes to us from Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation. Paul discusses New Mexico’s film incentive program. Outside of the state, New Mexico’s program is recognized as one of the more successful programs in the country. Yet, as Paul demonstrates in this post, New Mexico’s program has still failed to pay for […]
Welcome back to our guest post week featuring Stories from the States: Film Incentives! Today’s post comes to us from Marc Kilmer, a Senior Fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute. Maryland’s film incentive story, as related by Marc, shows how film incentive money generally ends up concentrating into just a few hands. We’ve seen […]
“I can tell you they are excited about the possibility of filming their Florida scenes here. However, the reality is they can film in North Carolina, Louisiana, and other locations for less money because of incentives and out-of-town crew issues. The bottom line is they would like to film here, but not without financial incentives […]
Via William Patrick, FloridaWatchdog.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tuesday, April 15, isn’t just the deadline to file income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. For Floridians, it’s Tax Freedom Day. It takes 4 1/2 months for Floridians to earn enough money, on average, to pay off their total federal, state and local tax bill, according to […]
Super Bowl weekend Patrick Hruby had an article in Politico calling the NFL out for being the National Freeloader League. Hruby’s piece highlighted the special favors the NFL is granted by Congress — mainly tax free, non-profit status and piles of taxpayer-funded handouts. Hruby lays out some numbers that paint a clear picture of just […]