Lawmakers push tax credit for movies – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers are pushing through a hefty increase in the tax credit for movie makers even though a study commissioned by the state film office says the state would lose money on the deal for at least two years.

The experience other states have had with film credits suggest such an incentive might not pay for itself, leading some Republicans to question giving such a tax break as the state’s cash crunch puts teachers in the unemployment line.

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