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 […]
In Florida, when we elect someone to represent us, we expect them to uphold the values that we believe in and on which they campaigned– things like reforming schools, fixing our looming debt and pension problems, and standing up for smarter, more efficient government that doesn’t waste your tax dollars. Some State Senators have voted […]
Medicaid is a broken, bloated, and bureaucratic system in need of reform not expansion. Forcing more Floridians into the program will only leave them with substandard care. And when, not if, the federal government fails to live up to its funding promises for the expansion, Floridians will be left holding the bag! The Florida legislature […]
“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 […]